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Pioneering Scottish partnership could be the model for global green recovery says global authority on innovation and sustainability - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)

Volans, a global think tank and strategic advisory firm founded by John Elkington, the originator of the ‘triple-bottom-line’ of profit, people and planet, and advisor to major companies across the globe, has called out a pioneering Scottish partnership as a potential model for global economic recovery.

The River Leven Programme, a regional regeneration partnership pioneered by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, aims to transform an area once at the centre of Scotland’s industrial revolution, locking in sustainable, inclusive growth.

The Programme is the first living case study in Volans’ ‘Green Swan Observatory’, propelling the project to the global ‘one to watch’ list for innovative approaches.

“The alignment of environment and economic agencies with private partners to accelerate regeneration in Leven can be a model for Scotland’s green recovery,” says Elkington.

Comes as the Scottish Government’s Economic Advisory Group on Economic Recovery calls for “a strong green spine to… recovery.”

The announcement comes as five new partners - Network Rail, The Coal Authority, Zero Waste Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, and Fife Coast & Countryside Trust - join another ten private and public partners on the one-year anniversary of the partnership.

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