Scotland’s largest civil society coalition highlights a new report calling for more effort from the Scottish Government to reduce Scotland’s emissions.
The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) coalition was responding to a new, independent expert assessment of Scotland's progress towards meeting its legally-binding greenhouse gas emission targets, set under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
Two Edinburgh high school teams go head to head in a battle of wits and words on the topic: ‘Only governments can change energy behaviour across society’. With one expert witness of their choosing in their armoury, the teams of three will have only 15 minutes to convince the assembled audience that they have the answer.
Free event, but please register as places are limited.
We are constantly reminded of the need to drastically reduce our carbon emissions so as to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, and it is often remarked that vital to achieving this will be leadership at the level of cities to bring about the changes required.
The UN summit in Paris in December this year sets out to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. At the summit, 196 countries are set to sign a new global climate change agreement, but how likely is it that any action taken will be meaningful?
Join a discussion with the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Dr Aileen Macleod MSP, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre Prof Stephen Belcher and Prof Corinne Le Quéré, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
As part of the host of activity of Islam Awareness Week
2015, Al-Meezan Climate Change Project will be hosting an interfaith discussion on role of faith to influence action on climate change.
Community members of different faiths( and of no faiths) and beliefs will be invited to take part in this discussion.
Flick the switch, turn the key, press the button and then pay the bill. Multiply that by six billion and you’ve got a picture of energy consumption on Earth today. We’re hard-wired to a conventional energy system that drives our transportation, powers our communications and is the lifeline to industry and commerce. Despite the benefits, we know that this system is regrettably depleting our resources, polluting our air and affecting global climate change.
The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. As governments and big business continue to push for ‘growth’ in the form of increased global trade, we’re seeing an increase in climate chaos, senseless war, fundamentalism, financial volatility, income inequality, and the consolidation of corporate power.
Voices of Transition is a film which is optimistic but clear-sighted. It makes clear that current and impending crises are, in fact, positive challenges!
Film screening, stalls, speaker events and more throughout the week. See the Aberdeen Climate Action website for full details and to download a programme.
The last Great Auk was killed in the 1850’s, but what were the events that lead to this species’ extinction? Help us investigate by exploring the Kelvingrove's Creatures of the Past gallery to look for clues and meet the scientists who are trying to prevent future extinctions. Over the course of this weekend, there will be activities looking at what contributes to extinctions across the world, including climate change, and at ways of protecting animals for the future.