In line with the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the External Affairs Directorate of the Scottish Government wishes to further promote Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in its policies and programmes.
The Scottish Government is committed to realising the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals both within Scotland and the wider world. As a key part of this effort the Scottish Parliament passed legislation in September 2019 on tackling climate change by setting an ambitious target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. A key feature of the UN’s 2030 Agenda is the emphasis it places on policy coherence and integrated policy making as a means of implementation.
In the year when Scotland will be hosting the prime international forum on climate change, COP26 in Glasgow, it is also important to move forward on this wider initiative to promote coherence in the way the government itself operates.
In light of this, ECDPM’s James Mackie and Fabien Tondel will present a workshop for government officials giving an overview of PCSD, progress in the EU, and relevant structures and processes put in place in the context of the 2030 Agenda. They will also discuss what Policy Coherence looks like for Scotland, what are the issues and look at the next steps needed.