Peer networks

Meeting others who are taking action on climate change in their community can be inspiring and re-energising, not to mention plain useful.  

If you would like support to link up with other community organisations in your area we are happy to help facilitate meetings, organise speakers and/or training and facilitate online networking.

Previously we have supported local networks to:

  • Offer ‘Carbon Literacy for Communities’ training locally
  • Meet speakers from local community planning partnerships
  • Receive advice and support on managing volunteers
  • Co-ordinate joint celebration events in Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Set up online portals to share resources, contact details and keep in touch.

You can discover what community groups are funded in your area using our funded projects map.  Also see Scottish Communities Climate Action Network for other like-minded community organisations.

Please contact our Capacity Building Officer, Claire Gibson if you're interested in organising local networking opportunities.

Regional networks

You can find out more about a variety of regional networks below. If you are part of a network that would like to be added to this listing, please get in touch with our Capacity Building Officer, Claire Gibson 

Tayside - We have supported community groups from Dundee City, Angus, Perth and Kinross Local Authority areas to link together as the Tayside Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network.  Since then the Dundee Climate Action Network has emerged, with Gate Church in Dundee hosting monthly meetings.

Fife Communites Climate Action Network (Fife Communities CAN) is affiliated to the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network. By being involved with Fife Communities CAN, community groups in Fife can also be a part of a greater range action by communities tackling climate change across Scotland. See their website for more information and join the Facebook Group to connect.

Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders - We have supported community groups from: Edinburgh City, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Scottish Borders areas to link together as the Edinburgh Lothian and Borders Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. Since 2016 the network has organised an annual Climate Festival in Edinburgh. Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council are one of the key partners in helping to organise the festival.

The Highland Environment Forum focusses on the natural environment through bringing people together from across the region who represent agencies, organisations, voluntary groups and interested individuals. Find out more here.

Highland Environmental Network exists to coordinate and enable the sharing of information, expertise, education and action on the environment and sustainability in the Highlands of Scotland. Find out more here.

Glasgow and West - We have supported community groups from: Glasgow City, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire Local Authority areas to link together as the Glasgow and West Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. In 2016 and 2017 the Glasgow and West network organised a Climate Festival in George Square in Glasgow. The most recent meeting of the network took place at Bike for Good in Glasgow and was faciliated by our Capacity Building Officer Claire Gibson.

Grampian - We have supported groups in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Local Authority areas to link together as the Grampian Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. This network is current dormant.

Ethnic Minority Network

The Ethnic Minority Network is co-ordinated by our partners CEMVO Scotland.  Any community group taking action on climate change is welcome to join the meetings - you do not need to be primarily concerned with working with ethnic minorities.  Meetings take place monthly and the agenda is determined by the members of the network. 

For more information contact Zarina Ahmad zarina.ahmad@cemvoscotland.org.uk

Scotland African and Caribbean Environmental Network (SACEN)

The Scotland African and Caribbean Environmental Network (SACEN) is a strategic and enabling platform that allows African and Caribbean Communities and organisations to have a voice, engage and influence in mainstream environmental decision-making in Scotland, which will represent the voice of the African and Caribbean Sector. For more information about the network see the website here.

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