We are the UK Government’s independent adviser on sustainable development. Through advocacy, advice and
appraisal, we help put sustainable development at the heart of Government policy
New road projects not an answer to Scotland’s transport problems
• Dramatic increase in road traffic and no-growth in active travel sees Government failing own policy…
Scotland’s Eco-Schools are world leaders
Scottish schools are amongst the world’s leaders when it comes to sustainability, as shown by the 1,000 schools now achieving the highest award under the Eco-Schools programme.
Awarding the 1,000th Green Flag to St Joseph’s Primary in Milngavie Education Secretary Michael Russell also launched Scotland’s second Action Plan under the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD).
Delivering a sustainable low carbon economy
There is no shortage of challenges for the Scottish economy. How can the situation be used to build a robust low carbon economy with high levels of employment and social inclusion? SDC Scotland is part of a new initiative to refocus investment in a sustainable direction.
Hugh Raven steps down as SDC Commissioner
SDC Commissioner Hugh Raven can look back at a project portfolio ranging from wood fuel and tidal power to food and aviation. It has been groundbreaking work shifting the focus of policy development both in Scotland and the rest of the UK. On a more personal note he is pleased to have helped bring duvets to the Caledonian sleeper.
Scottish schools are showing the way in sustainable education. A 2 year process co-ordinated by SDC Scotland has prepared the ground for a new action plan to change education culture and make Scottish children global citizens.
Test your corporate citizenship
The Good Corporate Citizenship Assessment Model Scotland website, developed by the SDC for NHSScotland, is now live.
The assessment model provides practical advice for all NHSScotland organisations on how to develop sustainable practices through a series of questions relating to all aspects of their organisation from travel through buildings to community engagement.
The brand new Scottish Sustainable Development Forum website is designed for maximum member participation, sharing sustainable development best practice, discussing initiatives and learning from experience.
Elements of a sustainable diet
New report from the Sustainable Development Commission finds strong evidence that a diet which benefits the environment is better for health.
Financial crisis an opportunity for fresh thinking
SDC Scotland's Third Annual Assessment:• Action on climate change a chance to deliver fairer and…
Scots locked in unsustainable communities
SDC Scotland's Third Annual Assessment:• Transport causing increased greenhouse gas emissions, social…