Views from 2050
Views from 2050 is a discussion about the value of nature, landscapes and biodiversity.
It is a response to the David Hume Institute Report, which asked a broad canvas of people to consider themselves as being in the year 2050, with the Government’s 80% greenhouse gas emission reduction targets having been met. A summary by journalist Peter Jones is included with these resources. Jeremy Peat, Director of the David Hume Institute, invited further debate: ‘Your views would be welcome. This topic will remain with us for a while!’
The John Muir Award responded to this invitation, focusing on a particular aspect relating to the Trust vision that ‘wild land is protected and wild places are valued by all’.
The contributions report and leaflet are a collection of contributions from a wide variety of sources. Although diverse in theme, all contributions promote the idea that the natural world - and our relationship with it - should be prominent in discussions about a future ‘emission-lite’ society.
Views expressed are not necessarily those of the John Muir Trust. Thanks to all who have contributed, supported and taken an interest in this initiative.
Clearly Scotland’s natural landscape is a key component of our heritage and indeed of the heritage that we seek to pass on to other generations. More power to the elbow of the John Muir Trust in following through the debateJeremy Peat, David Hume Institute