UN Climate Summit in New York

Tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd September, world leaders will meet in New York to discuss the crucial issue of climate change.
Over the weekend, a large demonstration of over 2,000 people gathered in Edinburgh to call for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This coincided with demonstrations across the world, including a march of 400,000 in New York City itself.

Scotland's Climate Action Story

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The original film is also available with French or Spanish subtitles:

L'aventure climatique de l'Écosse, version française (sous-titres)

La Acción por el Clima en Escocia, versión española (subtítulos)


For more detail about Scotland's climate action, please read our accompanying briefing note (PDF format):

Scotland’s Climate Action Story briefing 

Scotland’s Climate Action Story briefing (French)

Scotland’s Climate Action Story briefing (Spanish)


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Community Energy Fortnight

13th - 28th September

Community Energy Fortnight is an opportunity to explore and celebrate how communities across the UK are generating, owning and saving energy.

Doors will be opened to projects up and down the country – from seeing inside a wind turbine to building your own solar panel – giving you a chance to see local renewables projects up-close and meet the people who are directly benefitting from them.

Public debate: Wellbeing, Equality and Environment

How can we make our economy deliver wellbeing and sustainability?
There’s a widespread view that it’s time to steer our economy in a new direction, with:
  • Growing inequality, high unemployment, growing in-work poverty.
  • Economic development drives climate change and resource depletion.
  • The threats of future crises in the financial system remain.

Green Network Open Days

On the 3rd and 4th of October, the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland are showcasing some of Scotland's green homes and businesses.
Around 40 homes and 10 businesses across Scotland will open their doors to share their experiences of living and working in a more energy efficient way. From Orkney to Dumfries there's sure to be a property to visit near you.
Find out more at:

Bidder 70 screening at Take One Action film festival

About the film, Bidder 70
In response to huge areas of public land being sold off for oil and gas leases in Utah, nascent activist Tim DeChristopher disrupted the auctions by successfully bidding $1.7 million he didn't have for thousands of acres he wanted to preserve.
Arrested and threatened with prison, he defies the courts to inspire others to take action for better environmental policies, arguing that civil disobedience is one of our most powerful tools in the fight against climate change.


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