Archive for 'Scotland'

National round-up: UK carbon footprint, waste, Scottish Forum on Natural capital, conservation, air quality, sustainable transport »

News from across the United Kingdom: the UK's carbon footprint; local authority waste management report; new Scottish Forum on Natural Capital; improving air quality; sustainable transport.

Scotland round-up: sustainability reporting, biodiversity, networking, adaptation, green arts, resource efficiency »

Sustainable development news public bodies in Scotland: sustainability reporting; protecting biodiversity; public sector network; adapting to climate change, greening the arts, resource efficiency.

Scotland becomes a Fair Trade Nation »

Scotland has achieved Fair Trade Nation status, just the second country in the world to do so, having demonstrated a lasting impact to reduce poverty, improve the lives of people around the world, and help them to access their rights.

Scotland’s local authorities make progress on climate change »

The Sustainable Scotland Network reports that Scotland’s local authorities are making progress on climate change, according to the analysis of Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration Year Four Reports.

Reducing Highland Council’s business travel »

A local authority case study being featured at this year’s Sustainable Scotland Network Conference describes how Highland Council has reduced business travel by 27% over four years.

Sustainable Scotland Network Conference: Public Sector Climate Action »

8 November 2012, Edinburgh: Sustainable Scotland Network's 11th annual conference will address how Scotland's local authorities and public sector organisations can better deliver action on climate change and sustainable development.

Encouraging communities to engage with local landscapes »

The Sustainable Scotland Network reports on a new web guide, ‘Talking About Our Place’, launched by Scottish Natural Heritage to encourage communities to get involved in the future of their landscape.

Scottish local authority climate change mitigation and adaptation activity »

Sustainable Scotland Network reports on new analyses of Scottish local authority climate change mitigation and adaptation activity for 2010-11, drawing on information from reports on Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration.

Humankind Index for Scotland measures prosperity beyond GDP »

Results from Oxfam's Humankind Index for Scotland project - aiming to assess Scotland’s prosperity through a multi-dimensional measure of prosperity - reveal that local measures are more important to people than the economy.

New evidence library on pro-environmental behaviour »

A new library of evidence on pro-environmental behaviours and behaviour change from Scottish Government Online, covers topics including travel, home energy, food choices, behaviour change theory, and communicating climate change.