We understand the need for sustainability. Just like Gladstone and Campbell Bannerman’s land and agricultural reforms which created a more sustainable form of ownership and management we understand the need to husband our resources too.
That is why our foresight on climate change, energy security and food leads us to advocate long term solutions.
I am proud of our environmental record. From the launch of the Green Investment Bank to record investment in railways and renewable energy, in government we took a personal responsibility for the “green crap” that others too often brush aside past polling day.
We want change for the long term and for our neighbours rather than just ourselves.
It is why our 2016 manifesto will have social justice at its heart.
At the core of our vision will be a radical agenda to tackle climate change in way which is credible, affordable and sustainable.
I want Scotland to meet our world-leading climate change targets, which have been missed for four years in a row. I hope that WWF Scotland’s agreement will go some way to focussing minds from all parties on this important task.
I look forward to publishing our plans and continuing to uphold our role in this important debate.