The Millennium Debate on Scotland's Future in preparation for the Rio+10 Conference in South Africa in autumn 2002.
In the last few decades Scotland and its people have enjoyed much greater prosperity.
However these improvements have been at a cost, most particularly in the use of scarce resources:
Just as important, despite some good general progress on raising incomes, we have still failed to conquer poverty and poor living environments. Many of Scotland's people do not enjoy "the good things of life"
Our challenge for the future is the sustainable development challenge. How can we continue our path of economic growth while
This sustainable development agenda was set out at the Rio Summit in 1992. We need to review progress toward sustainable development since then:
We also need to debate the type of sustainable Scotland that we want The debate raises many vital questions e.g.
This is your chance to influence the debate. The discussion on the future of Scotland is not for Government alone. It is for all the country-individuals, community groups, businesses, trade unions and students.