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Horizontal Theme 1 - Environmental Sustainability

The ERDF 2014-2020 programme has three Horizontal Themes which cut across all the activity it funds. The GISI aims to deliver towards these as an integral part of all its funded projects, and their cumulative impact. 

Enhancing the role of environmental sustainability in economic and social development will promote the sustainable use and conservation of Scotland’s environmental assets. Improving the quality of local communities’ environment, supporting actions which reduce the adverse impacts of climate change, and improving the biodiversity of the urban environment are at the heart of the GISI. Delivering improvements in local greenspace and to local green infrastructure will help communities and neighbourhoods become more sustainable.

Latest News

Urban Design with Nature Sharing Good Practice Event - 21 February 2018 - Battleby Conference Centre, Perth

Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage in partnership with ERZ Studio, WSP, and Glasgow City Council this free event is for urban planners, designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, contractors, engineers; house builders and social...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Associate Feature: Greening the grey - why Scotland needs green infrastructure

Holyrood Magazine has published an article written by our Chairman, Mike Cantlay, setting out the importance of Green Infrastructure and the positive impact it can have on communities.  You can view it ...

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
The Adult Health and Social Care Crisis - Green Infrastructure as part of the solution

Rather than regarding green infrastructure as a burden on hard-pressed public finances, we should embrace it as an important part of an approach to sustainable healthcare, says Ben Williams.

Friday, November 24th, 2017
LCTT Challenge Fund Round 2 now open

Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is now open for Round 2 applications.  Energy Saving Trust administers the fund on behalf of Transport Scotland.  Click...

Thursday, October 26th, 2017