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.
This will be the fifth Pedal on Parliament mass bike rides on Holyrood (and not just a bike ride – you can always Pedestrian on Parliament) – and this year will be particularly important because it’s the Holyrood elections.
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.
This article was published in The Herald on 2nd February 2016
After the UN climate talks in Paris, countries around the world were presented with a challenge: how will they deliver on the climate promises they have made? What actions will follow the words?
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!
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.
08:30-09:00 View from Scottish Government on progress and challenges
09:00-10:00 Sector evidence session 1: Heat and energy efficiency
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.
"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.
Just one month after the UN climate conference in Paris, this high-level event will allow us to reflect on its outcome.
The event will feature a distinguished group of negotiators and experts who attended the Paris Conference and who will be present in Glasgow on the Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy.
'Creating a Fossil Free Scotland' is an opportunity to come together after the Paris climate talks
and get energised to build a bigger and stronger climate movement in 2016.