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.
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.
The panel, chaired by writer and braodcaster Iain Macwhirter, will discuss the challenges we all face as the energy sector looks at new challenges.
- Tackling the impact of climate change and responding to carbon-cutting legislation
- Finding new sources of conventional energy including oil and gas
- Developing new renewable energy sources such as offshore wind and marine
- The future of nuclear
The panel includes:
For the love of the food on our plates and the people that grow it; the Arctic and the Great Barrier Reef; bluebells and butterflies; our children and grandchildren; we need to tackle climate change. Climate change is having an effect on the things we hold dear and we need to demand action. On 17th June over nine thousand people from across the UK descended on Westminster to ensure our new Government and all MPs hear loud and clear that we are speaking up on climate change.