Are you ready for Scotland’s Climate Week? Starting on the 26th September to the 2nd October, Scottish communities and organisations are coming together to celebrate and encourage climate action across the country.
Kicking off the week is a Local Climate Democracy Event on Monday 26th September 2:00pm- 3:00pm where you will explore some of the different ways in which communities can encourage climate action and participation in a local setting.
Chaired by Professor Dave Reay, and with opening comments from Patrick Harvie MSP, in this event you will hear from members of Scotland’s Climate Assembly speaking about how they have championed climate action locally since the Assembly’s conclusion. Dr Oliver Escobar will introduce participative processes, including some of the benefits and practical tips for communities.
The event will also launch and provide an introduction to the Place Standard Tool with a Climate Lens by the project partners. Good place-making is essential for designing a robust local response to the climate emergency, such as taking local action to cut emissions and to increase resilience to local climate change impacts. The Climate Lens will help stakeholders to consider how climate change will play out in a local area. It will inspire locally-appropriate climate action, while also delivering health and wellbeing, social, economic and environmental benefits.
So, Scotland, let’s talk climate!
This event will have BSL interpreters.