The Scottish Government National Outcome for Environment challenges us to live within our environmental limits - "We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations."
Policy makers can make a difference to the quality of our built and natural environment. Within the biodiversity duty pages of this website you can find advice on how you can incorporate biodiversity into your day to day work.
The national outcome requires more than just "ticking boxes"; it requires a recognition of why biodiversity is important to Scotland and a sense of pride in what we have. For more information on the benefits associated with biodiversity have a look at Why biodiversity is important.
Incorporating biodiversity thinking into policy is a "win-win" situation. Biodiversity can benefit from policy. Policy can benefit from biodiversity.
Targeted towards policy makers, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published its report "What nature can do for you. A practical introduction to making the most of natural services, assets and resources in policy and decision making ". The report helps you to identify what you are doing for biodiversity already, how you might improve on that and how to start.
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