The workshop considered how to overcome barriers to facilitate the implementation of the New Scottish Land Use Strategy.

Politics academic runs natural environment management workshop with Scottish decision makers

Dr Duncan Russel ran a workshop, with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and the James Hutton Institute, which brought together a range of representatives from Scottish organisations responsible for managing the natural environment.

The workshop drew on findings from Dr Russel’s work on the UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on Project to explore barriers and sticking points to embedding knowledge about the value of the natural environment in decision-making. It then considered how these barriers can be overcome to facilitate the implementation of the New Scottish Land Use Strategy.

Dr Russel said, 'our research provides important lessons for improving the management of the natural environment. This workshop provided an excellent opportunity to work with key decision makers in Scotland to start thinking about how our findings can be used to enhance their implementation of key natural environment policy goals.' 

Date: 19 May 2016

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