Developing an Environment Strategy for Scotland

Closed 24 Aug 2018

Opened 29 Jun 2018

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An online discussion seeking input to the development of an Environment Strategy for Scotland. This takes forward the commitment in the 2017/18 Programme for Government to develop a strategic approach on environmental policy to protect and enhance our environment, safeguard natural capital and continue Scotland’s leading role in addressing environmental challenges.

Why your views matter

Responses will help to inform the development of an Environment Strategy for Scotland. In particular, we are inviting feedback on:

  • a draft vision and set of outcomes to set out what we are collectively working to achieve through Scotland’s environment and climate change policies
  • a series of knowledge accounts – based on current evidence – that will help to guide decisions over priorities for action to achieve this shared vision and outcomes.

We will use your feedback through this online discussion to help develop an Environment Strategy for Scotland, which we plan to publish in late 2018.
Further updates on the development of the Strategy will be posted on the Rural and Environment blog.

Download the discussion paper.


  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Farming and Rural
  • Marine and Fisheries