To Paris and Beyond: A Festival of Climate Action & Solutions
2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December world leaders will meet at a UN summit in Paris (also known as COP21) to conclude negotiations for a new global deal to tackle climate change.
To make sure political leaders know there is strong public support for ambitious and binding commitments in Paris, we need to show them our strong and growing climate movement. Beyond Paris, we need to keep up public pressure, continue to push for targets in line with climate science and justice, and ensure commitments are delivered.
On 26th-27th September in cities throughout Scotland, we’ll be showcasing community-led initiatives to address climate change, tackle injustice and power the move to safe, clean energy we need. Learn about what’s happening in Paris, how you can get involved, and meet others who share your concern.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland members will be running four training events over the weekend:
Dundee: Sunday 27th September
We will discuss how we build Scotland’s climate justice movement towards Paris and beyond through supporting community-owned renewables and fossil fuel divestment campaigns. We'll also develop our skills using social media, lobbying elected representatives and other practical tools for sustainability.
Hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, book your here.
Edinburgh: Saturday 26th September
Grow your skills and inspiration; hear from other ordinary campaigners and get to grips with the building blocks of developing an effective campaign. As part of the To Paris and Beyond weekend of climate-related events, the workshop will include a session dedicated to climate campaigning.
Session run by WWF, day organised by Take One Action, book here.
Glasgow: Sunday 27th September
Hear about why Paris COP21 is such a vital conference. Get a sneak peek of what will be happening at the Scotland rally. Meet other people concerned about climate change. Learn how to use social media to get more people engaged in climate campaigning. Gain skills to engage with politicians about climate change.
Hosted by Oxfam Scotland, book here.
Inverness: Sunday 27th September
Find out the facts about how climate change is affecting wildlife and habitats and the potential for Scotland to do more. Learn about how nature can help us be resilient to the impacts of climate change and what actions we’re calling for. Getting involved has no age restriction and there is something for everyone from expert talks to family-friendly hands-on workshops to youth training for how to lobby your politician.
Hosted by RSPB Scotland, book here.
These events are free and are open to the general public.
Click here for more information about Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.
Click here for more information about why 2015 is an important year for climate change.