Coal, oil and gas are causing global climate change, and drilling and mining for these fuels is polluting and destroying whole communities.
We want to move our money away from these fossil fuels to make a break with this broken system and support a healthy planet.
On the Divest Scotland tour we'll hear first-hand accounts from people in the Global South who have been driven to fight UK fossil fuel companies.
Edinburgh City Council Leader launches Scotland’s Climate March
Scots are being urged to join hundreds of thousands of people around the world in marching for action on climate change on Saturday 28 November
Scotland’s Climate March is expected to bring thousands of people onto the streets of central Edinburgh, sending a message to world leaders attending the UN climate summit in Paris (30 Nov to 11 Dec).
Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything says that the only way we can avert climate change is to change our economy. Do we need to bring down capitalism to save the planet? Or can we just substitute renewables for fossil fuels in the existing system? What alliances can create enough power to make the changes we need?
Join us for Live Earth Birnam this Saturday, 19th September at Birnam Arts for a packed afternoon of activities and displays from 2pm, Swap Shop and Free Bike Checks! PLUS first viewing of the incredible Community Climate Bunting AND an evening of local music, local film and raffle from 7.30 pm!
2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December, world leaders will meet at a UN summit in Paris to conclude negotiations for a new global deal to tackle climate change.
With the world climate summit in Paris in December, and huge climate marches in Edinburgh
and across the globe on Nov 28/29, our autumn public meeting will consider the relationship between climate change and transport … from trunk roads to cycling … from national politics to how we commute…
- We are looking for cyclists to ride with us from Edinburgh to Paris, or any part of the route.
- Provisional date of departure Nov 28. Estimated arrival Paris Dec 10.
- 13 days, 750 miles plus small detours to sleepovers. About 60 miles per day.
- Mass lobbying by the Eiffel Tower Dec 12
A breakfast forum which will include presentations by Pole to Paris organisers as well as individuals from science, business and environmental backgrounds, including Tom Ballentine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.
This event will be followed by a fun run leaving from the ECCI building at around 11am.
This event will signify the beginning of the UK relay run and we are encouraging as many people as possible to join in. The route will take the runners through the streets of Edinburgh (about 3-5km).
- Juliette Rousseau, coordinator of the Coalition Climat 21
- Richard Dixon, director of Friends of the Earth Scotland
- Jane Herbstritt, Global Justice Now
- Chaired by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
"Changing Our Unequal World"
2015 will be a year of decisive UN climate talks in December, negotiations on the TTIP trade liberalisation treaty and the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s also the ten-year anniversary of Make Poverty History.
For more information on the full list of events, check out the festivals wepage.