Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) is an initiative funded by Defra and co-ordinated by the Policy Studies Institute to strengthen the links between researchers and policymakers working on sustainable development. The Edinburgh workshop had have two themes – mainstreaming sustainable development, and using scrutiny to drive change. Around 20 policymakers, legislators and researchers based in Scotland were invited to attend the workshop. Ross' talk focused on the value of certain mechanisms in the mainstreaming process including: strategies, statutory duties, procedures, co-ordination mechanism like cabinet committees, the allocation of responsibility to specified persons etc. as well as the need for increased leadership for SD inside and outside government.