About this Task Group

LfS Implementation Group, tasked with driving forward the 31 recommendations of the Learning for Sustainability Report (2012) on embedding LfS in school education, was established and began work 2014.  The group was convened by the Scottish Government, with secretariat support from LfS Scotland, and reported to Scottish Ministers.  

Information on the work of the LfS Implementation Group is posted on the Scottish Government website and both LfS Scotland and Education Scotland regularly updated on the work of the group. Vision 2030 +, the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group’s concluding report  was published in 2016,  setting out a Vision for Learning for Sustainability in Scotland’s schools to 2030 and beyond. The report establishes convergence between LfS and the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a direction for further policy development to 2030 (the 15-year period of the SDGs).

Our work with schools continues in many different ways - most recently with our work with the British Council and University of Edinburgh, delivering LfS: Connecting Classrooms courses to teachers and educators from 2015. If you would like to suggest a new project or opportunity to work with LfS in schools, please get in touch with Betsy King, Development Manager

Recent Updates


Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Minister for Further & Higher Education and Sciences) launches the Vision 2030+ Report

Wed 31st January 2018, 6:37PM

The full transcript from Minister for Further and Higher Education and Sciences Shirley-Anne Somerville (MSP)’s speech, formally launching the Vision 2030+ Report is now available to download. Before introducing Irmeli Halinen, Formerly Head of Curriculum Development at the National Agency of Education (FNAE), Finland at her lecture in September 2017 at the University of Edinburgh, Shirley-Anne […]


Vision 2030+, the Concluding Report of the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group, has been formally accepted and launched by Ministers.

Thu 9th November 2017, 6:13PM

The Report celebrates the progress that has been made by Scottish Schools and reaffirms the importance of LfS as an entitlement for all learners. It also sets out the vision for LfS through to 2030 – the target date for realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In launching the Vision 2030+ Report, Shirley-Anne Somerville […]


New Report sets out the Vision for Learning for Sustainability in Scotland’s schools to 2030 and beyond

Tue 7th June 2016, 12:11PM

Vision 2030 +, the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group’s concluding report  has been published,  setting out  a Vision for Learning for Sustainability in Scotland’s schools to 2030 and beyond. The report establishes convergence between LfS and the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a direction for further policy development to 2030 (the 15-year period […]