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Celebrating World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is Air pollution. The host country is China where official celebrations are taking place.

Projects supported through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund often have benefits in addition to their main aim of reducing local carbon emissions. For World Environment Day we are pleased to celebrate the contribution of CCF projects involving sustainable travel which can help to improve air quality in addition to reducing local carbon emissions. 

The CCF has supported projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging members of their community to change their mode of transport to a lower carbon option. These projects involve helping people to move away from travelling alone in cars to fuel efficient driving, lower emissions vehicles, lift sharing, public transport, or active travel like cycling and walking. Some projects have focused on reducing the need to travel in the first place. 

Become involved at our Transport Gathering 

We are delighted to be offering a FREE event that will bring together community-led organisations taking positive steps to combat carbon emissions caused by travel. The event will take place on 7 August at Whale Learning Centre, Edinburgh and will include a led cycle ride organised by SCOREscotland. Book you space now here.

You can watch a film of the 2018 Transport Gathering hosted by Soulriders Scotland below.

Find out more

You can find out more about CCF projects involving transport on our interactive map or browse our case studies of current and past projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 June 2019

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