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Scotland's Climate Festival National Event Series

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

 

How to Join

The events are held via Zoom. Please register on EventBrite and you will receive an email on the day of the event with the link to join. Live subtitles will be available.

The events are also livestreamed on Eventbrite and YouTube (no registration required), and available to watch afterwards on our YouTube Channel.

 

Film Screening & Discussion: Scotland: Our Climate Journey

Monday, 24 January | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | online

An online screening of the recent documentary charting Scotland's inspiring progress in the fight against climate change, Scotland: Our Climate Journey. The film follows Scotland’s climate action to date, narrated by individuals from across the country who are on the environmental frontlines, be they leaders of industry, activists, or community organisers. The screening (60 mins) will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and characters from the film.

scotlandsclimatejourney.co.uk

Speakers

  • Ted Simpson, director, Scotland: Our Climate Journey
  • Finbar O’Sullivan, producer, Scotland: Our Climate Journey
  • Fraser Stewart, Energy and Climate Policy Researcher, University of Strathclyde
  • Roisin Hyde, Queen's University Belfast
  • Mike Robinson, Chief Executive,

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Climate Festival Forum: New Year's Mixer for community event organisers

Wednesday 26 January | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Online

Are you interested in organising your own community climate event? Do you have lots of ideas but are unsure how to get started? This is a session to learn more about Scotland’s Climate Festival and how to join in. Our Festival Officers will be here to answer your questions and highlight many of the resources and opportunities available, including seed funding to help get your event up and running.

We'll also meet with other climate event organisers to learn about how to get your community involved: Joining us for this first session will be Elaine Grant, Business Manager with Falkirk Delivers, who will discuss their recent Falkirk SHOP26 climate festival, an action packed 2-day event featuring STORM, the giant sea goddess made from recycled materials.

There will also be opportunities for networking and meeting with other attendees in the breakout rooms. Join us for this lively session!

Speakers

  • Elaine Grant, Business Manager, Falkirk Delivers; SHOP26 climate festival

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Climate Festival Forum: Meet the Partners

Tuesday, 15 February | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Online

In our second Festival Forum you'll have a chance to meet with our National Agency partners and speak with them about ideas for your community events.

Meet with our National Agency partners and learn about the support and resources available for your community events. From a growing workshop, led bike ride, introduction to community energy, or topical film screening, get ideas and connections for your local climate events. Join the general conversation and then head to a breakout room to meet with other attendees and in-depth discussion on the issues and activities most important to you.

Speakers

  • Creative Carbon Scotland
  • Home Energy Scotland
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • and more.

Join us for this lively session!

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The Wellbeing Economy: creating thriving communities in a changing climate

Wednesday 16 February | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Online

Join us for conversation with brilliant people who are leading the transition to a wellbeing economy that builds sustainability and climate resilience in our communities.

As we “build back better” from the Covid-19 pandemic, we have an opportunity to build an economy that is inclusive and supports all our communities towards a more sustainable, prosperous, and resilient future.

Scotland is leading the way as a founding member of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) group, an initiative where member countries - including Scotland, Iceland, New Zealand, Wales and Finland - are working together to deliver a wellbeing economy for citizens and the environment.

Hear from leading experts in Scotland and around the world on the pursuit of enhanced wellbeing for current and future generations.

Speakers

  • Lukas Hardt, Policy and Engagement Lead, WEAll Scotland
  • Dr. Suzy Morrissey, Co-Lead, Aoteraroa New Zealand WEAll Hub.

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Past Events

Food: Women on the Frontline

Wednesday, 12 January | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | online

Women around the world are being recognised for their essential contribution to a sustainable food system as smallholder farmers, and their work supporting their communities experiencing the worst of climate change. Join us on 12 January to hear from leaders across Scotland and around the world about the role of women in creating sustainable food systems, addressing the climate and biodiversity crises through agriculture and building a sustainable farming movement.

Speakers

  • Nikki Yoxall, Farmer & Educator
  • Barbara Banda, CEO, Natural Agriculture Development Program Zambia

Watch the event recording:

 

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. The speakers will explore many different perspectives on climate action and the push to Net Zero.

Speakers

  • Zarina Ahmad, climate communicator and trainer
  • Kaisie Rayner, Climate Lead, Royal London
  • Dr. Matt Winning, comedian and environmental economist
  • Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work

Read more about what the speakers had to say at the event.

Watch the event recording:

 

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