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Scotland's Climate Festival

Calling communities across the nation - Scotland's Climate Festival needs you! Join in today.

Are you an individual or group concerned about climate change and thinking about ways to make a difference in the place where you live? Or are you already organising a climate event in your community?

Being part of Scotland's Climate Festival is a great way to draw attention to your local event and get your community excited about tackling climate change and supporting Scotland's transition to net zero. You will join a network of groups inspiring their communities on climate change, creating connections across Scotland.

As part of Scotland’s Climate Festival, we will provide you with expert support to help you organise and promote your local event in your community. You will also have the chance to work with national agencies to create and support your event, such as Sustrans, Zero Waste Scotland and Community Energy Scotland. We also have Seed Funds to support community events. 

Following the United Nations COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November, all eyes are on Scotland and the future of climate action. Scotland's Climate Festival amplifies this interest across the country, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. Join in and add your event today!

We want to help people to understand the scale of the climate emergency and also the need to tackle it. We want to empower people to take action in their own communities and in their own lives. And we want to make sure that people’s voices are heard on the decisions that affect them, here at home and indeed in the discussions at COP26.

- First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the launch of Scotland's Climate Festival

How will Scotland’s Climate Festival help?

Scotland's Climate Festival supports communities across the country to plan and deliver their own local climate events, alongside our national programme series.

Scotland is working to become a Net Zero nation by 2045. Recognising the importance of local voices and the power of community action is essential if this target is to be met. Local festivals and events help to build vital public support for the ambitious changes needed to tackle the climate crisis. It’s also a chance to listen to the views of local people to help inform action at the local and national level.

Scotland's Climate Festival will help to mainstream climate action across the country and engage people in community conversations on climate change following COP26.

Each local event that is part of Scotland's Climate Festival will have its own distinctive shape and flavour, drawing on the creativity, connections, skills and interests of its community. Your event can be a single activity, five days of events – or anything in between! The events will provide engaging, fun and practical content designed to reach beyond the already-engaged to a wide cross section of the community using a mix of practical workshops, artistic and cultural events and community conversations. We welcome applications for both physical and online events.

Scotland’s Climate Festival will have a national profile online too, with these webpages and #ClimateFestivalScot allowing people to quickly find out what’s on locally and signposting festival goers to further information and advice. We’ll also showcase some of the best content and stories from local festivals with the national media. And we’re excited to be delivering a national series of inspiring and informative online climate events, open to everyone in Scotland.

How do I include my local event?

Are you organising a local climate festival or event in your community? Sign-up to add your event to our Calendar & Map.

You can be a climate event of any size, located anywhere in the country, or even online. We want the voices of people everywhere to be included.

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What support is available for event organisers?

As part of Scotland’s Climate Festival, we will provide you with expert support to help you organise and promote your local event in your community. We also have seed funding to support local events.

Networking & Support

Download the 'How To' Guide to help get your community event up and running. Join the online Forum to meet with other climate festival and event organisers nationwide.

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Ideas and Resources

Connections with our community campaigns and groups ascross Scotland, as well as our national partners who can provide specialist content and support.

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Promotion

Inclusion in the Scotland's Climate Festival map & events calendar and promotion though our KSB channels, as well as a Communications Kit of branded materials for your marketing with templated graphics and press releases. Register your event to get started.

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National Events Programme

Join in our national series of inspiring and informative online climate events, open to everyone in Scotland.

After COP26, What Next? Scotland’s Climate Future

Tuesday, 7 December | 7:00-8:30pm | online

Join us online for the launch of the new national event series for Scotland’s Climate Festival! The series kicks-off with a crucial conversation on the outcomes and opportunities following COP26 and what is next for Scotland. Join panelists including Zarina Ahmad (climate communicator and trainer), Kaisie Rayner (Climate Lead at Royal London) and Dr. Matt Winning (comedian and environmental economist) to explore many different perspectives on climate action and the push to Net Zero. We have also invited a representative of the Scottish Government to participate.

This event is free and open to all.

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What's On?

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