Putting nature at the heart of Scotland’s future
Nature is our life support system but it’s under threat. Between now and 2030, we need the biggest effort we’ve ever seen to help nature recover. Strategy 2030 sets out our goals and how we plan to achieve them. We want everyone to have the chance to be part of this, so that we can put nature at the heart of Scotland’s future.
The UN has designated 2021 to 2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. 2030 is also the deadline for achieving the 17 globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’. The next decade is going to be a pivotal one for nature and people.
What do we want to see by 2030?
By 2030, we want to see nature’s decline reversed, so that nature and people can thrive alongside each other. At the same time, we want to see the restoration of nature helping to bring climate change under control, by locking up carbon on land and sea, and by increasing our resilience to flooding and other impacts. We also want to see people and communities reconnected to nature, taking action and championing nature’s central role in our lives.