SLA’s Landscape Policy Debate – 7th October 2021
The Scotland’s Landscape Alliance hosted a debate on the outputs of four working short term working groups responding to current policy opportunities. (Please watch the recording of the presentation of the working groups here
The aim of the debate was to gather SLA membership and other views to assist the Scottish Government in its plans for:
- 30 by 30 Targets – what does this mean for Scotland’s protected areas and the integration of landscape and biodiversity whilst tackling climate change?
- Responding to the Social Renewable Advisory Board’s Report “If not now, when?” – how landscape can help address the issues of inequality and exclusion faced by those in our deprived communities through access to locally available, quality greenspace and green infrastructure.
- The Draft Climate Action Plan and the Just Transition Commission’s Report – the approach to large scale landscape change from agriculture, renewables and forestry.
- The Environment Strategy – developing landscape indicators to link to the Strategy Vision as well as our National Outcomes and the UNSDG
The SLA Executive Committee are committed to keeping Scotland’s landscape community connected and updated with the work of the SLA and to engage with the new Government and others to help advance our aims set out in our call to action Landscape and Place for Success and three detailed position statements launched in 2020*.
Follow Up and Next Steps
The summary presentations of each group will be added to the website by the end of October 2021 for further input from the membership. The SLA EC will review the feedback from the debate and other input and develop a final joint approach for publication.