Scotland

Campaigners call on politicians to deliver climate action

Campaigners are getting on their bikes to call on politicians to deliver climate action in advance of this year's Holyrood elections. 
 
A team of cyclists from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland will ride around Edinburgh today (Thurs 4 Feb), delivering the campaign's Scottish Parliament manifesto to the five parties currently represented in the Scottish Parliament.
 

Climate Change Scenario Planning workshop

Can Scenario Planning help people come together to plan for the future? 
Scottish Communities CAN and the James Hutton Institute invite you to an informative and exploratory one-day training and discussion session, where you will learn transferable skills on Scenario Planning that may assist your community in preparing for climate change and other future challenges. 
 

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.
 

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