Book now for climate change Gathering

The Gathering provides opportunities to learn, network and share experience on tackling climate change.

The annual Gathering will bring together more than 200 delegates from across Scotland representing Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Grant Recipients, local community-led organisations, national organisations, NGO's and the Scottish Government. We are delighted to organise the Gathering as part of our management of the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The Gathering will take place on 26 November as an interactive online event. We've provided a live webcast of the Gathering for several years, but this is the first time the entire event will be delivered virtually.

Having time to network, come together and share experience is particularly important in a year that has presented major challenges to communities across Scotland with COVID-19. We’ve seen communities rise to these challenges, including inspiring actions being taken by projects supported by the CCF, which have helped to tackle COVID and climate change.

Over the past year there's been passionate debate about the climate emergency, justice and race. We've heard lots about the benefits of a green recovery and the best ways to communicate the climate emergency. And with COP26 scheduled to take place in Glasgow next year, the eyes of the world will be on climate action in Scotland, and the UK as never before.

We're delighted to confirm the Gathering will feature topical keynote sessions:

  • George Marshall - Communicating the Climate Emergency
  • Mikaela Loach - The climate emergency, justice and race
  • Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
  • Alastair McIntosh - The climate emergency and over consumption

The event will also feature:

  • Topical workshops and Tabletalk discussion sessions
  • The return of the uplifting Climate Heroes session
  • A Virtual Marketplace and networking

Tickets to the Gathering are free and open to CCF Grant Recipients and representatives of other organisations with an interest in community-led action on climate change.

On the evening of the Gathering, we'll also be running a separately ticketed online film evening and discussion. Join us as we explore how community film nights can get people thinking about climate change, then watch and discuss a challenging film.

Find out more and book tickets here.

11 November 2020

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