Save the date: CCF Gathering to take place on 26 November as an online event

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 a variety of inspiring actions being taken by projects supported by the Scottish Government’s CCF, which have helped to tackle COVID-19 and climate change, with many other projects finding creative ways to deliver their activities online.

Over the past year there's also been passionate debate about the link between the climate emergency, justice and Black Lives Matter and we've heard lots about the benefits of a green recovery. There's been continued research and discussion about the best ways to communicate the climate emergency and concern about the rate at which we are consuming resources.

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.

The CCF Gathering provides opportunities to learn, network and share experience on tackling climate change. The event will bring together more than 200 delegates from across Scotland representing CCF grant recipients, local community-led organisations, national organisations, NGO's and the Scottish Government.

The 2020 CCF Gathering will take place on 26 November as an online event and we're delighted to confirm we will have a keynote session from the Scottish Government and three further keynote speakers:

  • George Marshall, Climate Outreach - Communicating the Climate Emergency
  • Mikaela Loach - The climate emergency, justice and Black Lives Matter
  • Alastair McIntosh - The climate emergency and over consumption

The event will also feature a Virtual Marketplace and networking, eight practical workshops and the chance to take part in one of 25 'Tabletalk' discussions. The uplifting Climate Heroes session will return, with the chance to hear from several of our 2020 heroes. And they'll also be the opportunity for further networking and discussion at an online film screening in the evening.

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

Further details about the event will follow here. But please do also follow social media updates though #CCFGathering20

15 October 2020

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