The Scottish Government has announced a series of regional sessions to consult local groups on how a regional community climate action hub might be set up in their area.
These sessions are for all community groups who are currently involved in climate action, and those who might consider getting involved in the future.
For more information on when sessions are planned for your area see below and here: Regional Climate Action Hubs. To book your place, email: ClimateChangeEngagement@gov.scot Please do take part if you can.
|7th March||Dundee City, Angus, Perth & Kinross|
|9th March||Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, Clackmannanshire|
|14th March||Falkirk, West Lothian|
|16th March||South and North Lanarkshire|
|18th March||Argyll & Bute|
|22nd March||Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway|
|23rd March||North, East and South Ayrshire|
|25th March||Midlothian, East Lothian|
|28th March||All Islands|
|30th March||Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde|
|1st April||City of Edinburgh|
These regional climate action hubs are intended to support a strategic regional approach to climate change action with a network of hubs covering Scotland. The hubs could help groups develop local plans, take up community funding opportunities, facilitate networking and ensure a joined-up approach to tackling climate change at a regional level.
You may remember the Scottish Government’s original consultation about their plans for these hubs which took place in July 2020. Progress was stalled by Covid amongst other factors but two ‘pathfinder’ hubs, in North East Scotland (NESCAN Hub) and in North Highland were launched last Autumn.
This initiative links closely with SCCAN’s own programme to invest in regional community climate action networks. Over the next few weeks we will be recruiting ten regionally based coordinators to support existing and emerging regional networks. We hope that this support will enable new networks to emerge and existing networks to consolidate and expand their current networking activity -developing and nurturing new relationships and new collaborations between more community groups across each region as well as with the wider third sector and with the public sector. The intention is to enable sharing of resources and knowledge between groups to avoid duplication of effort, to allow groups to support each other, quickly share and build on good practice and to create a context for cross-sectoral working. We hope also that, by becoming better established, regional networks will be better placed to ensure that they are able to host Scottish Government supported regional climate action hubs which truly support and serve community-led action in ways that are appropriate for the local context.