Climate change resources

Learn more about the causes and impacts climate change, plus ways to tackle it.

An introduction to climate change

Human activities have increased the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, causing our planet to warm and our climate to change.

In Scotland we expect sea level rise as increased temperatures cause seawater to expand and ice sheets worldwide to melt. This will threaten our coastal communities with flooding. In addition to increasing temperatures we expect more extremes of weather. This will affect our infrastructure, the crops we can grow, our ecosystems and our natural plants and animals. Some of these changes are happening now.

Filmed and edited by young people during the summer of 2019, An-Dràsta! examines how the climate emergency is affecting the Western Isles. It is also a plea from our young people to protect our shared futures. The film was produced as part of the Community LED by Energy Champions project. This initiative is run by Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn and Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh and funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, with additional support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

We were delighted to have Heather Reid OBE attend the 2018 CCF Awards where she spoke to us about climate change worldwide and in the UK.

Help tackle the climate crisis

Following the agreement made on 12 December 2015 at the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations in Paris we all need to work hard to reduce our own carbon emissions.

Our Guide to Climate Change covers causes and impacts climate change, plus ways to help tackle the Climate Emergency. We encourage CCF Grant Recipients and other community-led organisations to share the Guide with their communities. Please see here for a print ready version of the leaflet.

The Scottish Government's Net Zero Nation website has information about tackling climate change. The previous Greener Scotland website featured a series of films showing simple ways to go green.


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