Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) is the public sector officers’ network on sustainable development and climate change. Keep Scotland Beautiful manage and develop the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Established in 2002, the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) is supported by the Scottish Government to be:
SSN works with public sector organisations in Scotland which have been identified as Major Players under ‘Part 4 – Public Bodies Duties’ of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The Major Players include Scotland's:
SSN has produced an Executive Briefing with key messages from the SSN Conference 2017. The document also outlines key support provided to public bodies and SSN Members. We would encourage SSN Members to use the briefing to raise awareness of SSN to senior managers and decision makers, as well as among colleagues.
SSN Membership is open to working for one of the major player organisations and working in sustainable development, climate change or key related work areas. SSN currently has over 700 individual members, all of whom work on climate change, sustainability or energy in one of these organisations. Please contact Kathryn Duncan if you would like to join.
SSN is guided by the SSN Steering Group which is made up of 14 SSN Members as well as representatives from the Scottish Government and Keep Scotland Beautiful. COSLA is represented as an observer on the Steering Group. The SSN Steering Group meets regularly to discuss policy developments, advise the SSN Secretariat and agree SSN programme developments.
To enable SSN to coordinate and scale-up activity, share information and good practice, develop case studies and collaborate on events, the network works with key national support bodies. These partners include NHS National Services Scotland, EAUC-Scotland, COSLA, Adaptation Scotland and Resource Efficient Scotland.
The Knowledge Hub is our online forum for SSN members to share and discuss sustainability and climate change work. To join this forum, please register with the Knowledge Hub and search for the Sustainable Scotland Network.