Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Executive’s Green Jobs Strategy. We believe that it is essential that Scotland develops a more sustainable economy and particularly welcome the spirit of the explicit commitment to ensure that ‘Scotland’s economic growth in the new century does not perpetuate the environmental injustices of the past.’ In practice we would suggest that the Executive must also act to address the more severe environmental injustices likely to arise from the continued commitment to growth as a precondition for sustainable development – rather than a beneficial consequence.

Towards a Green Jobs Strategy – Response from Friends of the Earth Scotland