Scotland 2030 Programme: Our Environment
At our most recent Scotland 2030 Programme event, we explored the link between a healthy society and culture and a healthy environment, asking what the relationship with our surroundings should be in 2030 to ensure a just and sustainable future for us all.
Context for the event was provided by new research on how Scotland’s environment might change over the next decade and a half. Funded by the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI), Dr Stephanie Smith, a post-doctoral researcher from Scotland’s Rural College, explored the extent to which Scotland’s environment will be well-functioning and resilient by 2030.
Steph also produced a series of wonderful "Wish you were here?" postcards from an imagined 2030, based on current trends and policies.
Sustainability expert Heidi Hauf from Forum for the Future gave us her views on the ideal relationship between society and environment, while world-renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior reflected on Scotland’s current relationship with the environment and the action he thinks we need to take on tourism, the green belt and biodiversity.