The 2016 Climate Challenge Fund Gathering #ccfcommunity took place on 4 October 2016 at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.
We were pleased to welcome keynote addresses from Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP and George Marshall, Director of Projects at Climate Outreach.
This year the main conference was preceded by a climate change exhibition at Dynamic Earth which was open to the public from 1-3 October. The exhibition formed the marketplace of the Gathering too.
We organise the annual Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Gathering as part of our management of the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government. The event celebrates and showcases the significant efforts of Scotland’s communities in contributing towards Scotland’s efforts to build a lower carbon future. The event also provides opportunities for CCF grant recipients to make new connections to support them in their climate change action. The event was fully booked with almost 200 attendees of CCF grant recipients and community-led organisations from across Scotland.
You can catch up with all main sessions from the Conference through our online videos from the webcast that was streamed live on the day.
Watch welcomes to the conference from David Gunn, Manager of the Climate Challenge Fund and Chair of the event, Elizabeth Leighton.
Professional Storytellers Alette Willis and Daniel Serridge then present a vision of a Low Carbon Scotland and tell a story of how Scottish communities might play a role in its creation.
Watch six community groups present for six minutes on their completed Climate Challenge Fund project followed by a community panel discussion.
Conference attendees could select two workshops from a choice of five.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP
George Marshall, Director of Projects at Climate Outreach.
Sustainable travel choices and our menu focusing on Scottish, seasonal produce.