New policy spotlight: Scotland's natural economy

Appropriate management of Scotland’s natural capital will be essential to achieve Net Zero by 2045. This new policy spotlight briefing outlines how Scotland’s rural businesses and communities can be at the forefront of a green economic recovery.

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The Centre operates as a focus for research and knowledge exchange work in rural policy, informing and contributing to policy debates through:

  • Conducting research projects
  • Issuing regular briefings based on recent research and policy developments
  • Organising high profile events

Through our work, we aim to improve understandings of rural Scotland and to raise its profile nationally and internationally.

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