Highland Environment Forum
Highland Environment Forum is part of the Highland Community Planning Partnership (CPP). It aims to strengthen co-ordination of partner activities regarding the environment.
The Environment Forum is helping to co-ordinate action on the delivery of joint priorities set out within the Single Outcome Agreement. A joint action plan has been agreed and performance is reported to the Community Planning Partnership.
The Forum meets biannually to allow regular reporting to the CPP Performance Board. The Forum is currently facilitated by Highland Council and chaired by Councillor Isobel McCallum (Vice Chair of the Council’s Planning Environment and Development Committee and Chair of the Land Environment and Sustainability Strategy Group).
Membership is drawn from a wide range of public, private and voluntary organisations, including:
• Crofters Commission
• Scottish Crofting Federation
• Scottish Natural Heritage
• Scottish Environment Protection Agency
• Forestry Commission
• Cairngorm National Park Authority
• Fishermen’s Federation
• Federation of Scottish Aquaculture Producers
• Highland Biodiversity Partnership
• RSPB or Scottish Environment Link
• Scottish Government Rural Inspectorate and Payments Directorate
• Association of Salmon Fishery Boards
• Highland Farm and Wildlife Advisory Group
• National Farmers Union Scotland (Highland Branch)
• Scottish Rural Property and Business Association
• Association of Deer Management Groups
• Scottish Gamekeepers Association
• Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Forum
• Highland Birchwoods Ltd
• Highlands and Islands Enterprise
• Community Energy Scotland
• Northern Constabulary
The group are also collectively taking action to mitigate against climate change, reduce their Carbon Footprint and share and promote best practice. The Highland Climate Change Declaration was signed by a number of partners, including HEN, on 2 June 2010.
More information about this can be found here www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironment/sustainabledevelopment/climatechange/declaration.htm