Scotland 2030 Programme: Our Environment

21 June 2017 at the Scottish Parliament, 6pm to 7.30pm

The Scotland 2030 programme continued with a discussion of our environment. A healthy society and culture depends on a healthy environment, and this event explored Scotland’s relationship with our environment and asked what it should look like in 2030 to ensure a just and sustainable future for us all.

Sustainability expert Heidi Hauf from Forum for the Future gave us her views on the ideal relationship between society and environment, followed by reflections on what this might mean for Scotland from world-renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior. The event was chaired by Claudia Beamish MSP as Futures Forum director.

Heidi Hauf (Original image:  Claudia Beamish MSP (Copyright © The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body)  Colin Prior (Original image:

[L to R] Heidi Hauf, Claudia Beamish MSP and Colin Prior

Context was provided by new research from Dr Stephanie Smith from SEFARI on how Scotland’s environment might change over the next decade and a half.

For videos of the speakers, along with the research report and imagined postcards from 2030, visit the Environment project page. For more background, visit the Scotland 2030 Programme pages


Scotland 2030 homepage        SEFARI: Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes