Published in 1999, this volume provides the first thorough analysis of the elements of sustainable public policy in a devolved Scotland. Following the vote for a Scottish Parliament in the 1997 referendum, it explores the immediate and longer-term challenges likely to confront Scotland. The book brings together policy-thinkers and practitioners from academia, business, the voluntary sector and politics to ask: What are the key opportunities and constraints around sustainability? What practical difference will devolution make? What changes within and beyond government will be required to strengthen the roots of sustainable development? It includes the findings from a specially-commissioned opinion poll published in this volume for the first time. Offering a far-sighted analysis, the book poses a series of timely questions and offers policy recommendations for the next decade.

Part 1: Introduction  1. Environment Scotland: An Overview, Eleanor McDowell  2. Sustainability and Sustainable Development, David Silberg  Part 2: Public and Political Opinion  3. Environmental Beliefs and Behaviour in Scotland, James McCormick  4. The Scottish Greens in a Changing Political Climate, Lynn Bennie  Part 3: Policy Debates: From the Grassroots to the Parliament  5. Sustainable Development in Scotland: Responses from the Grassroots, Eleanor McDowell and Douglas Chalmers  6. Creating the Framework for Sustainable Local Transport Strategies for Scotland, David Begg  7. Planning and the Parliament: Challenges and Opportunities, Sarah Boyack  8. Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Land Use, Andrew Raven  9. Land Reform, Hugh Raven  10. Sustainable Scotland: The Energy Dimension, Tony Gloyne and Alan Hutton  11. Environmental Management: A Business Perspective, Alistair Dalziel  12. Business Strategy and the Environment: Implementing European Environmental Management Systems, Peter A. Strachan  Part 4: Scotland, Europe and Beyond  13. Sustainable Development in a Small Country: The Global and European Agenda, Kevin Dunion.