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Introducing the climate emergency - #ScotClimateWeek webinar

Join us for this informative webinar during #ScotClimateWeek where we’ll demystify the jargon and explore the basics of climate change - what is causing it, why it is a problem, and importantly, what can be done?

With record heat, wildfires and severe flooding being reported across the planet, and a huge international climate change conference coming to Glasgow, climate change seems to be rarely out of the news lately.

Many of us will have heard the buzzwords ‘Climate Emergency’, ‘Net Zero’ and ‘COP26’. But what does it all mean? And what impact does it have for life here in Scotland?

Join us for this informative webinar where we’ll demystify the jargon and explore the basics of climate change - what is causing it, why it is a problem, and importantly, what can be done?

We’ll also introduce our Climate Emergency Training which helps people understand the Climate Emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.

We are delighted that the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael Matheson will provide the keynote address. And we’ll have further Scottish Government representation from Gerard Howe to explain more about Scotland’s plans in the lead up to COP26, and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

The presentations will be followed by a live facilitated Q&A to our panel of speakers:

  • Catherine Gee (Deputy Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful)
  • Aoife Hutton (Climate Change Officer, Keep Scotland Beautiful)
  • Gerard Howe (Deputy Director, COP26 & International Climate Change, Scottish Government)

Agenda:

14.00 Welcome, Catherine Gee (Chair), Keep Scotland Beautiful

14.05 Keynote address, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael Matheson

14.10 What is the Climate Emergency? Aoife Hutton, Keep Scotland Beautiful

14.25 COP26 and Scotland’s ambition, Scottish Government Representative

14.40 Questions to the panel

15.00 Close, Catherine Gee (Chair), Keep Scotland Beautiful

Event recording:

The presentations and Q&A session from this event will be recorded, however faces and names of attendees will not feature in the recording.

Register online:

The webinar will take place on 16 September 14:00-15:00. It is kindly being hosted on the Visit Scotland Events Air platform and part of the registration process requires the creation of an account.

You can register for the event here.

About Keep Scotland Beautiful:

Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment.  We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. 

We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Since 2016 we have been pioneering Climate Emergency Training in Scotland, helping you understand the Climate Emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.

Find out more at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/climate-emergency-training

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