Capital hosts environmental conference

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A LANDMARK conference on protecting and enhancing the environment has taken place in the Capital.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) third annual forum welcomed international experts who spoke to delegates on a range of cutting-edge topics – from the Cheongyecheon “green pathway” project in the Korean capital of Seoul to 
German expert Atelier Dreistl’s renowned work on waterscape programmes.

The event, at Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Conference Centre, included an address from Scottish Government permanent secretary Sir Peter Housden, as well as an in-depth examination of best-practice UK initiatives such as the South Pennine watershed landscape project.

Keith Geddes, CSGN partnership board chair, said: “The network operates as a catalyst in providing a joined-up approach to improving the quality of life within Central Scotland.

“This year’s forum provided a platform for promoting the value of nature and green thinking to the environment, people and the economy.”