Scotland

Carbon Conversations: Introduction to a Low Carbon Future

Join us to reflect on what a greener lifestyle means for us and our community in a programme of six free weekly sessions.

In each of the gatherings we'll come up with effective, individual plans to help reduce our environmental impact.

We'll provide you with the materials and the support you need.

You'll have the opportunity to share your experiences with other people and be part of a collective initiative.

Full Carbon Conversations programme:

Seven transformative climate policies launched for 2016 elections

Scotland’s political parties urged to support SCCS manifesto
 
Scotland’s political parties are today being urged to adopt seven transformative climate policy proposals in their 2016 election manifestos.
 
The largest civil society coalition in Scotland says the seven ideas outlined today will help politicians set robust, credible plans for a thriving, fairer, low carbon economy.
 

Arms to renewables

Come celebrate 20 years of campaiging against the arms trade here in Scotland. Gathering speakers from across the social and environmental justice sector as well as Scottish decision makers the event will explore a number of themes including:
  • How we can shift from arms to renewables using arms trade engineering jobs to fillskill shortages in the renewable sector  
  • How to prevent new debt in developing countries from the arms trade 
 

Paris 2015: Politics, Policies and Principles

This forum will allow academics, policy-makers, NGOs, journalists and students to discuss, inform, analyse and debate the issues under negotiation in Paris.
 
The UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Paris, France, from the 30th November until the 11th December 2015, is expected to be one of the biggest international politics events of the year.
 
The forum is being organised by the Political Studies Association (PSA) Specialist Groups on Environmental Politics and French Politics.
 

Pole to Paris – Edinburgh to Paris Final Leg Launch

POLE TO PARIS aims to raise awareness of COP21 by following two environmental scientists as they travel from the poles to Paris by bicycle (in the South) and foot (in the North).
 
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) kicks off of the final leg of the Northern Pole to Paris journey with runners setting off from Edinburgh at 12 noon, taking in the Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile and Arthur’s Seat, before heading South on the road to Paris.
 

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