Scotland

Spokes Summer Public meeting: Bikes and Rail

Speakers
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
 

Climate Challenge Fund Gathering 2015

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.

Climate Change: Looking Ahead in Hope?

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.

Civil society groups demand ethical public procurement

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.
 

Scottish Interfaith Week Launch

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.

People's Climate Assembly

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.

Rally for the Climate

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. 
 

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