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Climate Conscious Communities Workshops for people living or working in the Cairngorms National Park

Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Cairngorms National Park Authority offer interactive learning and discussion opportunities

A series of free workshops are being offered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful from September to November 2022 to help people who live or work in the Cairngorms National Park learn what the climate emergency means for the area, find out how they can take action, and have their say on what sustainable communities look like.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is delighted to be partnering with the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) to deliver online and in-person Climate Conscious Communities workshops as part of the Park Authority’s Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 programme. The workshops have received funding through The National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

Participants at the 2.5-hour workshops will learn what the climate emergency means for the Cairngorms National Park in terms of impacts, risks and opportunities. And they’ll find out what’s being done to combat climate change across the area as well as learning more about Climate Conscious actions they can take as individuals, communities and businesses.

The workshops will also provide opportunities for people to have their say on climate change - from what a Climate Conscious Cairngorms looks like for communities, businesses and individuals - through to identifying barriers, challenges and support required to take climate action.

In May 2019, the Scottish Government declared a climate emergency and has pledged to drastically reduce emissions from Scotland. This will mean new legislation and technology that will bring significant changes to the way that we do life and business in all areas of Scotland. Scotland has also taken a leading role in international agreements to ensure action is taken at a variety of levels to protect nature.

And with the United Nations COP26 climate conference having taken place in Glasgow last year, attention is focused on climate action and sustainability in Scotland like never before.

Cairngorms National Park Authority has committed to be net zero by 2025 at the latest and its new Partnership Plan will set out ambitious plans to tackle the nature and climate crisis.  To be eligible to register for the Climate Conscious Communities workshops participants must live or work in the Cairngorms National Park.

The workshops take place from September to November 2022. To register and see all available dates please see eventbrite

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