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Our Environment in 2030

Scotland’s Futures Forum’s Scotland 2030 Programme, an exploration of society and culture in Scotland in 2030.A healthy society and culture depends on a healthy environment, and this event will explored Scotland’s relationship with our environment and ask what it should look like in 2030 to ensure a just and sustainable future for us all. Sustainability expert Heidi Hauf from Forum for the Future will gave her views on the ideal relationship between society and environment, followed by reflections on what this might mean for Scotland from world-renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior. The event was chaired by Claudia Beamish MSP as Futures Forum director, and context was provided by new research from Dr Stephanie Smith from SEFARI on how Scotland’s environment might change over the next decade and a half. 21 June 2017. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

A healthy society and culture depends on a healthy environment. This project explores how Scotland’s environment might change over the coming years and how our relationship with it will and should change at the same time. It also asks what our societal and cultural relationship with our surroundings should be in 2030 to ensure a just and sustainable future for us all.

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The future for our environment was considered on 21 June 2017 at an event in the Scottish Parliament, chaired by Claudia Beamish MSP.

Read the full event report here:
Scotland 2030: Our Environment in 2030 Event Report

New research

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, has explored the extent to which Scotland’s environment will be well-functioning and resilient by 2030.

Read more about Steph’s work.

A sustainable society

Sustainability expert Heidi Hauf from Forum for the Future gave us her views on the ideal relationship between society and environment.

World-renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior reflected on Scotland’s current relationship with the environment.

Resources

Research project: How resilient and well-functioning will Scotland’s environment be?

Blog to the Future

A series of posts from Futures Fellow Nell Widger on Scotland’s relationship with its environment: