We work with a range of private, public and third sector partners across Scotland to turn ideas into tangible change, to build more sustainable communities and a greener country.
We plan, collaborate and deliver positive action across the country to achieve Scotland’s climate change ambitions, as well as identify and deliver opportunities for improving greenspaces in both urban and rural settings. We are specifically responsible for the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network Plan, the largest green infrastructure project in Europe.
The Green Action Trust has reaffirmed its support for the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and have undertaken a review to align our work with the SDGs. By doing this, we have created a clear picture of how we are contributing to and supporting the implementation of these Global Goals.
There are 17 Goals which form the basis of a global partnership for sustainable development, and Scotland was an early adopter of these principles by signing up to the vision in 2015, aligning the Scottish Government National Performance Framework (NPF) to the SDGs. The NPF and the Goals share the same aims and the NPF is Scotland’s way to localise the SDGs.
We have confirmed our commitment to delivering against this and are actively contributing to 10 of the 17 Goals, both through our own project delivery, but also through supporting partners and partnerships, and influencing national, regional and local policy.
Our work on climate change mitigation and adaptation, supporting communities in disadvantaged areas, combating the blight of Vacant and Derelict Land, creating and improving greenspaces, greening Active Travel routes and addressing biodiversity loss, all strongly link to the SDGs and make a genuine contribution to their delivery in Scotland.
Stuart Tait (Chairman) said “We are delighted to join with many other organisations across the globe to align our strategic aims with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable development is at the core of the Trust’s Vision and Mission and the work that we undertake across Scotland. We are looking forward to continuing our commitment to the SDGs and for supporting action that will address the climate challenges that lie ahead of us.”