Scotland's Climate Week has started today, 25 September 2023 and we have kicked off a week jam packed with activities to help raise awareness of the global climate emergency and inspire meaningful action.
This year #ScotClimateWeek focuses on us all committing to take action in the areas that have the most impact and we'll be engaging with, and supporting, businesses, schools, communities and individuals to ensure they know what they can do at home, work and in their neighbourhoods to combat the climate crisis.
The activities we will be facilitating and supporting include:
- Hosting the first of a series of online ‘National Conversations’ linked to our Strategy on the exciting topic of Climate Action In Sport - with a key note address from Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport, Maree Todd MSP, the event will also include panelists; Katie Rood, Hearts football player and New Zealand International, Jim Crawford, St Mirren Voluntary Squad Coordinator and Keith Lasley, Chief Operating Officer at St Mirren and Calvin Cox, Rugby player and RBS Youth Ambassador for Aberdeenshire RF
- A week of online teaching and education sessions for primary schools, secondary Eco-Committees and educators as part as our second online Schools Climate Action Week Today the first live lesson featured Emma Reynolds, author of Drawn to Change the World and tomorrow the live lesson will stream from the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, while we hope to be joined by First Minister Humza Yousaf at Friday's live assembly.
- Co-hosting a community engagement session with Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust to investigate the role the historic environment has in the future of the area and how this will be affected by climate change. We hope to be joined by Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition Mairi McAllan at this event.
- Providing Climate Emergency Training to a wide number of organisations, businesses and individuals - including members of our own staff team to support our Net Zero Plan.
Scotland’s Climate Week is an annual event, which we have supported with activity since 2016. Each year we have scaled up our contribution with the aim if making more impact than ever before so we can support Scotland’s ambition to become a Net Zero Nation as soon as possible.
Check out the blog from our Deputy CEO Catherine Gee reflecting on our climate ambition as we start climate week and download the resources available from the Scottish Government and ‘Let’s Do Net Zero’! to help inspire climate action.
25 September 2023