The Trust has welcomed Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation, which was published by the Scottish Government today.
Our Chief Executive Jo Pike said: “We welcome the strong references in the strategy to the fundamental importance of our natural environment and a nature-positive economy. It is very encouraging to see recognition that our economy is embedded in nature and that we need investment in nature-based solutions, at the same time as transforming production and consumption.
“Society is facing an unprecedented nature and climate emergency. To ensure that the nation’s economic strategy helps to tackle these challenges it is vital that people with the right range of skills and interests help shape its delivery. In particular, it will be important that expertise in the natural environment and biodiversity are included in the Scottish Government’s new Economic Leadership Group.
“As we move into the delivery phase of the strategy, the Scottish Government will need to work in partnership, drawing on the vast knowledge of biodiversity within the third sector, and ensuring communities are meaningfully engaged in shaping long-term, sustainable outcomes for Scotland.”