The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Driving the Transition to a Nature Positive Economy - A Synthesis of Policy Levers for Governments

This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Economy: Evidence base and Policy levers’. It focuses on the transition to a nature positive economy, summarises key evidence, and presents a synthesis of potential actions.

1. Acronyms

BAU - Business as Usual

BRN - Borderlands Restoration Network

CAP - Common Agricultural Policy

CAT - Common Asset Trust

CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity

CDP - Carbon Disclosure Project

CIW - Canadian Index of Wellbeing

CO2 - Carbon Dioxide

COP - Convention of the Parties

COVID - Coronavirus

CSB - Council for Sustainable Business

CST - Centre for Complex Systems in Transition

DAO - Decentralized Autonomous Organization

DWM - Department of Watershed Management (City of Atlanta)

EOI - Economic Operating Infrastructures

ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance

EU - European Union

EVRI - Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (Canada)

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation (of the United Nations)

FRB - Forest Resilience Bond

FSC - Forest Stewardship Council

GANE - Global Assessment for a New Economics

GBF - Global Biodiversity Framework

GDP - Gross Domestic Product

GEF - Global Environment Facility

GEP - Gross Ecosystem Product

GHG - Greenhouse Gas

GPI - Genuine Progress Indicator

GPP - Green Public Procurement

GRI - Global Reporting Initiative

GWP - Global Water Partnership

ICAP - International Carbon Action Partnership

IPBES - Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IFCSB - International Finance Corporation Forests Bond

ISO - International Organisation for Standardisation

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

JNCC - Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LGBTQ+ - Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer/questioning and more

LSE - London School of Economics

MSC - Marine Stewardship Council

NbS - Nature-based Solutions

NCAPP - NatureScot Natural Capital Pilot Programme

NEF - New Economics Foundation

NGO - Non-governmental Organisation

NFCP - Natural Forest Conservation Program

OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PAM - Partnership Assurance Model

PES - Payment for Ecosystem Services

PSE - Private Sector Engagement

RBC - Responsible Business Conduct

RIB - Rhino Impact Bond

RLUP - Regional Land Use Partnership

RSPB - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

S&P - Standard and Poor

SAI - Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

SBTN - Science Based Targets Network

SEEA - Systems of Environmental Economic Accounting

SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute

SLCP - Sloping Land Conversion Program

STAR - Species Threat Abatement and Recovery Metric

TEEB - Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

TEV - Total Economic Value

TLFFSB - Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility Sustainability Bond

TNFD - Nature-related Financial Disclosures

TPI - Transition Pathway Initiative

UK - United Kingdom

UN - United Nations

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

US - United States

WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature



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