The SSN Annual Conference
The Sustainable Scotland Network hosts one of the most respected and well-attended sustainable development conferences in Scotland. SSN's Annual Conference is delivery and discussion focussed, providing an opportunity for practitioners to share ideas and take them back to their authorities.
See below for information on this year's conference, and for past conference themes and materials.
SSN Conference 2012: Public Sector Climate Action
Our 11th Annual Conference, Public Sector Climate Action, was held in Edinburgh on 8 November.
The event focussed on transport and energy, highlighting the opportunities - and challenges - that these two major drivers of climate change present for local authorities and other public sector bodies in working towards a more sustainable Scotland. Speakers include Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, James Curran, head of SEPA, and Scottish Water's Mark Williams.
For more information visit the SSN Conference 2012 website.
SSN Conference 2011: Local Action for a Sustainable Scotland
SSN's tenth annual conference, Local Action for a Sustainable Scotland, was held in Edinburgh on 10 November.
The event focussed on aligning public, private and community action to better deliver on Scotland's sustainable development and climate change ambitions. Speakers included: Stewart Stevenson MSP, Sue Bruce and Dr. Andy Kerr.
For more information visit the SSN Conference 2011 website.
SSN Conference 2010: A Step Change - Local Government Leadership for a Low Carbon Economy
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 4 November 2010
The ninth annual Sustainable Scotland Network Conference, A Step Change: Local Government Leadership for a Low Carbon Economy, provided delegates with the latest information on the national plan for addressing climate change and highlighted the opportunities that climate change action presents for Scotland's economy, businesses and communities.
For more information, visit the SSN Conference 2010 website.
SSN Conference 2009: Sustainable Economic Growth & the Agenda for Scottish Local Authorities
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 29 October 2009.
The eighth annual SSN conference,Sustainable Economic Growth and the Agenda for Scottish Local Authorities, brought together leading politicians, academics and representatives from public, private and voluntary sectors to debate the concept of sustainable economic growth and the practicalities of a transition to a low carbon economy.
For more information, go to the: SSN Conference 2009 website.
SSN Conference 2008: Accounting for Sustainable Development
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 13-14 November 2008
The aim of the SSN 2008 conference was to equip participants with the tools and knowledge to tackle the challenge of climate change head-on and to use financial mechanisms to put Councils on the road to sustainable development.
For more information go to the SSN Conference 2008.
SSN Conference 2007: Local Government & Climate Change: Your How to Guide.
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 8-9 November 2007
SSN's 2007 Conference focussed on the role of Scottish local authorities in delivering climate change mitigation and adaptation. Local Government & Climate Change: Your How to Guide generated discussion, debate and resolution around cutting-edge questions such as carbon accounting, carbon neutrality, local climate impacts and climate-friendly procurement.
For more information go to the SSN Conference 2007
SSN Conference 2006: Planning Solutions for a Sustainable Scotland
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 26-27 November 2006
SSN's 2006 Annual Conference focussed on the role of the planning system in delivering sustainable solutions. Profiles of the new National Planning Framework and case studies from Copenhagen to China provided rich material for discussion.
An overview of the conference material can be found here: SSN Conference 2006 Programme. The conference is summarised in the following article: SSN article for The Planner
Audio recordings from all of the main plenaries at this very practical conference are also listed below. Simply click on the links and an audio player will open on your desktop. Happy listening!
Graham U'Ren - RTPI - #1 (9 mins)
Graham U'Ren - RTPI - #2 (8 mins)
Graham U'Ren - RTPI - #3 - 13 mins
Jon Pape - Learning from Copenhagen #1 - (15 mins)
Jon Pape #2 - Learning from Copenhagen (12 minutes)
Helle Soholt - Gehl Architects - Learning from Copenhagen (17 mins)
Malcolm Chisholm MSP - Ministerial Address (17 min)
Malcolm Chisholm MSP - Ministerial Address Q&A (11 min)
Neil Kirkpatrick - ARUP - Learning from Dongtan (15 mins)
John Barrett - SEI - Learning from Dongtan (17 mins)
Karen Whitefield MSP - Scotland's Planning Bill - (19 mins)
Belinda Miller - Aberdeen City Council - thoughts on Scotland's Planning Bill - (3 mins)
Mike Galloway - Dundee City Council - thoughts on Scotland's Planning Bill (3 mins)
Colin Mair - Improvement Service - thoughts on Scotland's Planning Bill (5 mins)
Scotland's Planning Bill - panel Q&A discussion (13 mins)
Adrian Hewitt - London Borough of Merton #1 (11 mins)
Adrian Hewitt - London Borough of Merton #2 (9 mins)
Adrian Hewitt - London Borough of Merton #3 (11 mins)
Cllr Trevor Davies - City of Edinburgh Council #1 (10 mins)
Cllr Trevor Davies - City of Edinburgh Council #2 (15 mins)
SSN Conference 2005: Achieving More, Using Less: Sustainable Production & Consumption
On 27-28 October 2005 many of Scotland's local authorities, along with representatives from other public sector, voluntary, private sector organisations met at the Sustainable Scotland Network annual conference in Stirling to learn how to make Scotland more sustainable in what it consumes. Key speakers included: Prof. Tim Jackson (Sustainable Development Commission) & Mathis Wackernagel (Chief Executive, Global Footprints Network). Download the SSN Conference 2005 Programme
To access presentations from the 2005 Conference, please contact email@example.com.