We are delighted to introduce our keynote speakers.
We're are very pleased to confirm our four keynote speakers at the 2020 CCF Gathering.
George Marshall, co-founder of Climate Outreach will be our morning keynote speaker. Our afternoon sessions will feature Mikaela Loach, Roseanna Cunningham and Alastair McIntosh.
Communicating the Climate Emergency
Drawing on recent research, good practice and insights from psychology, George will argue that public engagement is essential for climate action and will equip us with practical advice for talking about climate change more effectively in our communities.
George Marshall is a leading authority on communicating climate change. He has worked at every level of engagement from grassroots protest, large advocacy organisations through to government and intergovernmental policy. He is the author of ‘Don’t Even Think About it: Why our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change’ and co-founder of Climate Outreach, the British charity dedicated to building cross-societal support for climate action through effective communication.
The climate emergency, justice and race
How are these issues connected and what are the implications for our work as community climate practitioners?
Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist and cohost of The Yikes Podcast, a podcast about all things sustainability, including climate change, anti-racism, refugee rights and how many of the significant social and environmental issues of our time are interlinked. Based in Edinburgh where she studies medicine, Mikaela has recently been featured talking about the climate emergency on BBC News as well as in ELLE, Vogue, The Herald and Eco-age.
Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
We are delighted to confirm we will have an afternoon keynote session from the Scottish Government.
The climate emergency and over consumption
Alastair McIntosh has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.”
A pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, he helped bring the Isle of Eigg into community ownership. On the Isle of Harris he negotiated withdrawal of the world’s biggest cement company (Lafarge) from a devastating “superquarry” plan, then agreed to serve (unpaid) on that company’s Sustainability Stakeholders Panel for 10 years.
He is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.
His most recent book is Riders on the Storm: the Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being A 10% discount is available when buying the book here by using the code keepscot2020 at checkout.