Sarah Govan (Univeresity of Edinburgh and ClimateXChange)

The historic dimension of landscape and a changing climate in Scotland

The landscape that we care for and enjoy today is the result of the interaction between people and their environment over thousands of years. People live and work IN the landscape and we experience the traces of the past in our present day lives.

The continuity and change of daily life presents choices and the need for decisions, particularly when tied to economy and society. I will explore how the historic dimension of landscape links to the policy making process in Scotland in the context of our net-zero ambitions and as we learn to adapt to a changing climate.