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.
The future for our environment was considered on 21 June 2017 at an event in the Scottish Parliament, chaired by Claudia Beamish MSP.
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.
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.
A series of posts from Futures Fellow Nell Widger on Scotland’s relationship with its environment:
- Glaciation and imagination: shaping Scotland’s landscape for 15,000 years
- Scotland’s landscapes: natural or naturalised?
- Rugged, rocky, remote: Scotland and the Romantic imagination
- Economy, ecology, aesthetics: competing interests in the land