Meeting others who are taking action on climate change in their community can be inspiring and re-energising, not to mention plain useful.
If you would like support to link up with other community organisations in your area we are happy to help facilitate meetings, organise speakers and/or training, facilitate online network, or any other support you’d be interested in. See below for information on established regional and national networks. Previously we have supported local networks to:
- Offer ‘carbon literacy for communities’ locally
- Meet speakers from local community planning partnerships
- Receive advice and support on managing volunteers
- Co-ordinate joint celebration events in Glasgow and Edinburgh
- Set up online portals to share resources, contact details and keep in touch.
You can discover what community groups are funded in your area using our funded projects map. Also see Scottish Communities Climate Action Network for other like-minded community organisations. Contact the Capacity Building Officer if you're interested in organising local networking opportunities.
In the following areas regional networks have been meeting regularly and connecting online:
Glasgow and West - We have supported community groups from: Glasgow City, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire Local Authority areas to link together as the Glasgow and West Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. See the Glasgow and West Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network Facebook Group to connect. In 2016 and 2017 the Glasgow and West network have organised a Climate Festival in George Square in Glasgow.
Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders - We have supported community groups from: Edinburgh City, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Scottish Borders Local Authority areas to link together as the Edinburgh Lothian and Borders Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. See the Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network Facebook Group to connect. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders network have organised a Climate Festival in Edinburgh.
Tayside - We have supported community groups from Dundee City, Angus, Perth and Kinross Local Authority areas to link together as the Tayside Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. See the Tayside Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network Facebook Group to connect.
Grampian - We have supported groups in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Local Authority areas to link together as the Grampian Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network. See the Grampian Regional Peer-Peer Climate Network to connect.
Fife Communites Climate Action Network (Fife Communities CAN) is affiliated to the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network . By being involved with Fife Communities CAN, community groups in Fife can also be a part of a greater range action by communities tackling climate change across Scotland. See their website for more information and join the Facebook Group to connect.
Highland Environmental Network exists to coordinate and enable the sharing of information, expertise, education and action on the environment and sustainability in the Highlands of Scotland. See their website for more information.
Ethnic Minority Network
The Ethnic Minority Network is co-ordinated by our partners CEMVO Scotland. Any community group taking action on climate change is welcome to join the meetings - you do not need to be primarily concerned with working with ethnic minorities. Meetings take place monthly and the agenda is determined by the members of the network. Look out for further dates in the CCF events calendar. For more information contact Zarina Ahmad firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotland African and Caribbean Environmental Network (SACEN)
The Scotland African and Caribbean Environmental Network (SACEN) is a strategic and enabling platform that allows African and Caribbean Communities and organisations to have a voice, engage and influence in mainstream environmental decision-making in Scotland, which will represent the voice of the African and Caribbean Sector. For more information about the network see the website here.