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Connect with Live Stream Events for Climate Week

Organisations across Scotland are being asked to bring colleagues together to watch and virtually participate in a series of events being live-streamed as part of this year’s Climate Week campaign.

Taking place from 18-22 September Climate Week 2017 is a Scottish Government campaign to raise awareness of, and inspire action on, climate change.

The aim of Climate Week is to get organisations across Scotland hosting one – or several – events that highlight the importance of reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate. So far 65 organisations have registered their participation. Events being planned include: a sustainable health conference, seminars, workshops, a food waste feast, home energy efficiency events, exhibitions, and community days.

To help enable widespread involvement, there will additionally be a series of events streamed live online on 19 and 20 September. Organisations can use these sessions as the basis for their own Climate Week event. Bring colleagues together in your office to watch the presentations live online, participate virtually in the Q and A, and host your own discussion session afterwards.

 

The events are:

Tuesday 19 September, 11.00-12.00

Live-streamed from Scottish Government’s Victoria Quay building, Edinburgh. Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, The Scottish Government will present on climate change policy.

 

Wednesday 20 September, 11.00-12.30

Live-streamed from the Keep Scotland Beautiful office in Stirling, this event will focus on climate change communication and behaviour change. Presentations from:

  • Dr Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow. Dr Happer’s research centres around public attitudes and behaviours in response to climate change communications.
  • Andrew Darnton, architect of the ISM (Individual, Social, Material) approach to understanding and encouraging sustainable behaviours.

You will be able to watch these two live-stream events, and participate online, via the Sustainable Scotland Network Climate Week webpages. We will keep you all updated on these events as they develop.  If you have any questions, please contact ssn@ksbscotland.org.uk

 

The Scottish Parliament is also hosting a live-stream session as part of their Climate Week roster of events:

Tuesday 19 September, 08.30-09.45: ‘Climate Change and Scotland: 2050 Visions’

Chaired by: Graeme Dey MSP, Convener of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee. Presentations from:

  • Mandy Haggith, writer and environmental activist
  • Professor Michael Northcott, ethics and ecology lecturer
  • Speaker from the 2050 Climate Group

 

22 August 2017

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