An Introduction to the Climate Emergency - part of Scotland's Climate Week

Thursday 29 September, 14:00-15:00

With record-breaking heatwaves and other extreme weather events being experienced in Scotland and across the world, the climate emergency is rarely out of the news headlines.

But what's causing climate change? What's being done to tackle it? What is net zero and what does the path ahead look like? And can action to tackle climate change have a positive impact on things like the energy crisis and rising cost of living?

Join Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Scottish Government at this one-hour online event to learn what the climate emergency is, what it means for Scotland, and what climate action is taking place across the country.


Why attend the event?

  • You'll learn what the climate emergency is, what's causing it, and why it matters.
  • We'll cut through the jargon, so you’ll have a clearer understanding of terms like ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’, ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’.
  • You'll find out how tackling the climate emergency benefits both the planet and our people, and we'll share examples of climate action taking place across Scotland
  • We'll be using examples and case studies relevant to Scotland, in addition to the global context.
  • And you'll get the chance to put your questions forward to be answered in our Q&A.


Running order

14.00 Welcome, Keep Scotland Beautiful

14.05 Opening address, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater MSP

14.10 What is the Climate Emergency?, Keep Scotland Beautiful

14.35 Community change in motion: Scottish Communities Climate Action Network, community climate action hubs and more, The Scottish Government

14.40 Questions to the panel, hosted by Keep Scotland Beautiful

15.00 Close, Keep Scotland Beautiful


Register to attend via Eventbrite

From 29 September 2022 14:00 to 15:00

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