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. 

Powering the Future: Let's Talk About it

The panel, chaired by writer and braodcaster Iain Macwhirter, will discuss the challenges we all face as the energy sector looks at new challenges.

Challenges include:

  • 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:

Speak Up: For the Love of...

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.


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