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appraisal, we help put sustainable development at the heart of Government policy

December 2009

Government must find alternative measures to GDP
SDC Scotland's Third Annual Assessment: • Economic growth will not necessarily make Scotland…

Scottish school children leading the way

Making the most of a crisis
SDC Scotland vice-chair Jan Bebbington on how sustainable development principles will deliver more for…

November 2009

Developing Scotland's renewable heat potential
Renewable heat will have to make a significant contribution if Scotland is to deliver its target of 80% greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Scottish Government's Renewable Heat Action Plan builds on many of SDC Scotland's recommendations for developing the potential.

October 2009

Sustainable transport in Scotland needs a positive vision
An SDC Scotland project will explore ways to reduce emissions from the transport sector through a new approach to investment. The focus will be on encouraging behaviour change, health outcomes and alternative transport models.

Scotland is taking sustainable development seriously
SDC Chair Will Day says Scotland is rightly proud of many of the ways sustainable development is happening here but the job isn't done.

Slow progress on delivering sustainability
Policy frameworks are changing but there is little evidence that outcomes have changed yet as a result of the Governments objective of ‘creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable growth’. This is one of the main conclusions in a recent SDC survey. There is concern that the Scottish Government has taken ‘sustainable’ out of sustainable growth.

SDC Chair Will Day to Edinburgh for talks with Scottish Government
- Scotland has a Climate Change Act to be proud of, but policy indicators show there is little change on the ground

CCF learning programme roll out
A programme of workshops and networking events across Scotland is being rolled out to communities who want to cut their carbon emissions. The events offer people a chance to come along and meet other community projects, and share experiences while developing the skills and knowledge to enhance their project.

Testing to start on the Good Corporate Citizenship Assessment Model for NHS Scotland
The first draft of the Good Corporate Citizenship Assessment Model (GCCAM) for NHS Scotland will shortly be available for testing. User testing workshops will be held for the two pilot boards NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Grampian.

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