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There are several reasons why it’s important to engage people in discussions about the environment, for example; to understand public views on environmental issues and priorities, to assess public need for information on the environment, to improve understanding of the links between the environment, economy and society, and to empower people and communities to take action.
In 2013 we held a series of deliberative workshops around Scotland, where members of the public shared their views on their own environmental priorities, as well as discussing the environmental priorities identified by Scotland’s Environment Web. This was followed up by an online discussion. The findings of these discussions are presented in the The key issues for Scotland's environment - Public discussion report.
In addition to the report, we used the lessons learned from the discussions to create a brand new toolkit. This toolkit is freely available to use by anyone who wants to engage the public in similar discussions in the future.