Over the last decade, LINK members have become increasingly aware of the importance of engaging in economic debates as environmental objectives and concerns have often been sidelined by economic policies. In 2011, LINK established its Economics Group which aims to influence the economic debate in Scotland. Members are listed below. In 2012, LINK commissioned a report to articulate the network’s position with regard to its view of a successful Scotland. The report, Environment and the Economy, Helping Scotland to Flourish challenges the Scottish Government regarding its emphasis on sustainable economic growth and GDP.
The LINK Economics Group was supported by a Policy and Advocacy Officer, Phoebe Cochrane on the Flourishing Scotland Project (January 2014 – May 2017), funding for this specific post has now ended.
Flourishing Scotland Project.
The Flourishing Scotland project aimed to address the primacy that is afforded to economic growth and its key indicator, GDP. For more details please follow the link – Flourishing Scotland