Sea Scotland 2017: Wednesday 21st June
Sustainable Development of Scotland’s Seas: Securing Progress in Uncertain Times
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:05 Introduction to the event
10:05 – 11.00 Keynote Speakers
Keynote from Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Jonathan Hughes, Chief Executive, Scottish Wildlife Trust (“Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland”)
11:00 – 11:45 Regional mechanisms to support sustainable development in Scotland
Colin Moffat, Head of Science at Scottish Government (“OSPAR – remit, influence and contribution towards delivering a clean, healthy and biologically diverse North-East Atlantic ecosystem, sustainably used”)
Speaker tbc, International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES)
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 13:00 Roundtable Discussion Session 1
Interests related to producing food from the marine area, including fishing, aquaculture, processing sector and retailers.
|PORTS & ENERGY
Production and transmission of energy, of renewable and non-renewable sources and the critical infrastructure to support this.
|RECREATION & TOURISM
The sustainable use of Scotland’s marine area for leisure and tourist purposes, including sailing, yachting, wildlife watching, cruises and more.
|What are your views on the challenges and risks we now face to achieve sustainable development? Have they/will they change?
What are the national &/or international obligations that will continue outside EU membership?
What do EU requirements provide that non-EU commitments and mechanisms do not?
13:00 – 13:45 NETWORKING LUNCH
13:45 – 14:45 Roundtable Discussion Session 2 (as above)
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 15:40 Roundtable feedback to plenary & workshop briefing
15:50 – 16:40 Workshop
- What opportunities exist to improve progress towards sustainable development and what are your priorities?
- What new mechanisms are required to ensure progress?
16:40 – 17:00 Plenary
17:00-17.10 Closing remarks