This event will take place in person at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre. It will not be live streamed or recorded.
Join us for lunch and networking with fellow SCDI members, before hearing from Robbie Kernahan, Director of Green Economy, NatureScot.
Working across government and with a range of externals, a key theme throughout Robbie’s work has been the need to deliver multiple benefits from land, establish a more integrated approach to land management and improve the links and understanding between people and Scotland’s natural capital.
He will discuss why NatureScot believes that a nature-rich future is the only credible one for Scotland and its plans to help people deal with the impacts of climate change and other key societal issues by protecting, restoring and valuing nature:
Protecting Nature by expanding protected areas, regulating species management, and delivering effective planning advice on land and at sea
Restoring Nature through a new biodiversity strategy, restoring peatlands, aiding nature’s recovery and transforming farming
Valuing Nature so that the many benefits it provides to society can in turn attract public, private and social enterprise expertise, support and financing for both protection and restoration.
This future can only be delivered with help from partners across Scotland’s public sector, managers of the land and sea, local communities, businesses and the third sector, so we encourage you to bring your ideas to the table.
Robbie will give his insights and take your questions.
The agenda for the event is:
- 1200 – Arrival, lunch and networking
- 1230 – Intro from SCDI
- 1235 – Speaker: Robbie Kernahan, NatureScot
- 1300 – Q&A
- 1320 – Networking
- 1400 – Close