International Leadership for the Environment

2019 annual RSE/SCRR Peter Wilson LEcture

In this prestigious lecture, Francesca Osowska OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage sets out some challenges and opportunities on how nature must be at the heart of decision making in Scotland.

Nature is our best defence against the impact of a climate emergency and Scotland is now extremely well placed to play a more prominent role internationally.

Building on special initiatives involving young people, gender equality and social inclusion, Francesca calls for a fresh and innovative approach in galvanising our care of nature, and its many, widely-felt benefits.

An invited panel will respond to the lecture, followed by a wide plenary discussion on the issues raised and potential solutions.

Panel Members
Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot
Professor Colin Campbell FRSE, Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute
Mike Robinson HFRCGS, Chief Executive, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Martin Valenti, Strategic Director, Scottish Land Commission

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Francesa Osowska


Thursday May 30th, 2019 18:00-19:30


Louise Macdonald OBE FRSE
Mike Robinson HFRCGS
Martin Valenti