Climate conversations

Why not start a discussion about climate change with your community?

A series of 'Climate Conversations' has been initiated by the Scottish Government to encourage a discussion about how we can reduce the emissions that cause climate change, and prepare for a changing climate.  You could hold a Climate Conversation with a group of friends or a local community group.

Feedback from these conversations will support a better understanding of what people feel about the actions needed to cope with climate change.


The Scottish Government have developed a How to Guide and associated images to support your conversation. These resources were based on the research undertaken by Climate Outreach on behalf of the Scottish Government and ClimateXChange.

The Scottish Government anticipates that each community organisation should be able to facilitate the ‘Climate Conversation’ themselves however, if required Keep Scotland Beautiful may be able to assist with this. 

Communities can claim expenses to help them facilitate a Climate Conversation. Eligible expenditure includes catering (local and seasonal produce encouraged) and venue hire.

If you want to claim expenses for running your Climate Conversation please email before your event takes place and Keep Scotland Beautiful will send you an expenses claim form. You will need to complete and return this form, along with receipts for eligible expenditure incurred.


The Scottish Government would like each participating organisation to share the results of their Climate Conversation by completing and submitting the report template available in the downloadable How to Guide.

Once a report has been completed please email to both and