The Sustainable Scotland Network works to improve the Scottish public sector's performance on sustainability and climate change. The Network is supported and coordinated by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the charity that enables action on sustainable development by working with organisations and communities to change behaviour to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact.
SSN is funded by the Scottish Government to work with the 150 public sector organisations who have been identified as Major Players. These include Scotland's 32 local authorities, 25 colleges, 19 universities, 14 regional NHS boards, 5 Special NHS Boards, and many other bodies including Scottish Water, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Historic Environment Scotland.
The purpose of SSN is to:
- Improve public sector performance on sustainability and climate change
- Facilitate members to share information and good practice
- Provide information and support on relevant policy areas