LINK Members’ Congress 16 /17 November

25th August 2015

Realising the Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland: the crucial role of LINK.

The Members’ Congress will explore what it means to be an effective environmental non-government organisation. We will hear from speakers with good experience at the heart of government, business and environmental organisations  – Bridget Campbell, Ross Finnie, Ross Martin, Jonny Hughes and Deborah Long – who will share their insights about how eNGOs and the private sector help to shape change, and their observations of what it means to be effective. In the evening we will be joined by the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, for a networking reception including a buffet dinner.

In facing up to challenging environmental needs and responsibilities, the lines between the roles of government, charitable, and business sectors are tending to get less distinct. All sectors agree we must work together to realise sustainable development goals, using the diversity of roles, skills and approaches to maximum effect. This is an opportunity to reflect on how this is working out in practice, particularly for the environment and for the environmental NGO sector, itself with a wide agenda and a very diverse range of skills and approaches. There will be time  to share experiences of what is going well and not so well, to assess why, and to discuss some of the strategic issues LINK and its members need to be thinking about in relation to our role as citizen led environmental non-government organisations.

Who is it for? All member bodies and Supporters – Directors and Staff, Trustees, Honorary officers and Volunteers. We warmly welcome others with an interest in how the voluntary sector contributes to realising Sustainable Development Goals.

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