Scotland

Lights Off! Climate Confessions

The Himalayan Centre for Arts & Culture is happy to invite you to an experimental evening to explore what challenges we face when trying to reduce our environmental impact.
 
Guarded by the absence of light, we will share climate-related confessions, connect with others through our low-carbon speed dating game and stimulate our senses sharing food we can’t see! 
 

Committee on Climate Change meets in Scotland

The Committee on Climate Change will hold its second open meeting in Scotland on Friday 22 January 2016. The event seeks to gather evidence to inform our statutory advice on Scottish annual emissions targets, due to be published in March 2016.
 
The event is open to the public. Registration is recommended as places are limited. 
 
Meeting agenda
08:30-09:00   View from Scottish Government on progress and challenges
09:00-10:00   Sector evidence session 1: Heat and energy efficiency

Earth Hour

In 2015, WWF’s Earth Hour grew to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. People across the world joined together to turn the lights off for one hour in a symbolic act of solidarity reflecting on the energy resource our planet can provide.

While the global lights out remains an impactful visual call-out, its true impact is starting to be seen in areas and communities fighting climate change on an everyday basis.

How will we power the UK in the future?

"The UK faces a series of choices about energy. We all require energy to live and our dependence on it is total.” - Sir Mark Walport
 
Professor Sir Mark Walport offers a fascinating account of the challenges and opportunities facing Britain, considering how we produce and consume energy and some of the options for us as individuals and a society. Sir Mark’s tour comes at a time when the interest in the subject has been given sharp focus following the Paris Climate Change summit.
 

People and Planet: Go Green Week

Go Green Week is the UK’s largest week of student climate action. This year, we’re drawing up our Red Lines for Fossil Free Friday. Are you in?
 
Join students across the UK taking action to demand that our unis and colleges break their links with the fossil fuel industry:
 
Monday 8th February: Build Support - time to build our groups and link up struggles
Tuesday 9th: Raise Awareness - stay visible on campus and bond your group
Wednesday 10th: Get Creative - ‘how to’ build your own inflatable cubes!

Campaigners pleased by FM's climate justice pledge

At the UN climate talks in Paris, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce today (Mon 7 Dec) that the Scottish Government is to invest £12 million over four years in its Climate Justice Fund.
 
Reacting to the news, Tom Ballantine of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
 
"Tackling climate change is an issue of justice. Like other wealthy nations, Scotland benefited greatly from the era of fossil fuels, and it means we owe a climate debt to the world's poorest people, who are the most affected by climate change.

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