John Dietz, Cycling Strategy Manager for Abellio ScotRail. Here is an interesting previous presentation and the Abellio supplement from Spokes 121.
Sarah Ryan, Active Travel Officer for Sestran, the South East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership
Susan Warren, Development Officer at Transform Scotland
Robert Drysdale, Campaign for Borders Rail and longstanding bike/rail user
The Gathering provides an opportunity for Scotland's climate change communities to showcase the significant efforts they are making to contribute towards Scotland’s efforts for a lower carbon future.
The theme of the 2015 Gathering is ‘celebration’ and the event aims to highlight and showcase the development resources, training packages and promotional events that have been created since 2008 and it is pleasing to note that many of these have come from Climate Challenge Fund funded groups themselves.
Show Your Colours for Climate, Justice and Jobs
Gather at 12 noon on the Meadows (near Middle-Meadow Walk), Edinburgh
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.
Campaigners today (Wed 27 May) showed the First Minister some love outside the Scottish Parliament.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) handed over thousands of postcards addressed to Nicola Sturgeon detailing all the things people care about that are threatened by climate change.
Dinner and Conversation
Hosted by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
John Sturrock in conversation with John Ashton
Is pursuing our present economic system fundamentally in contradiction with addressing the man-made causes of climate change?
The question of the age? How do we talk about it?
60 places available at special price of £39.50 plus VAT. Register here
New public procurement rules in Scotland should help tackle tax dodging, blacklisting and climate change, according to a coalition of civil society coalitions.
International development charities, environmental groups, voluntary organisations and trade unions joined together today (Thursday) to demand that Scotland’s annual procurement spend of around £10 billion should promote key sustainable and ethical policy objectives.
The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod will be joined by a panel of speakers. Guests will be able to participate in workshops as well as heare about the great work that is being done by two different faith based projects who have both received funding from the Climate Challenge Fund, to reduce carbon and create a legacy of low carbon behaviour.
The event is by invitation only.
During this day-long event you will have the opportunity to explore how climate change affects you. We will have mass interpersonal warmups, workshops designed to stimulate interaction between your skills and experiences, workshops focussing on communication, mobilisation, lobbying and more. The day will be facilitated and supported by the coordinators of Edinburgh People’s Climate Group.
For further information, and to book tickets, see here.
Join us outside the Scottish Parliament to celebrate all that we love that is affected by climate change, and call for action in this important year. It’s time to Show the Love.
Thousands of people across Scotland are calling on the First Minister to deliver on the world-leading Scottish Climate Change Act and to push for leadership on climate action internationally.