This is the first in a series of public engagement seminars being run by Scotland's 2020 Climate Group. They have been created to offer spaces for new conversations around some of the more challenging issues facing Scotland in regards to climate change.
This first seminar will address the economic, environmental and social impacts speed limits have on our low carbon ambitions. Is the "need for speed" at odds with our vision for a low carbon Scotland? Do we need to put the brakes on to reduce emissions?
The event will explore the wider issues around a measure that could help reduce Scotland’s carbon output e.g potential impacts on health, road traffic accidents etc. We also hope the debate will open up the larger and more complex discussions that are too often missing from mainstream media coverage.
The purpose is for the event to be lively and engaging, with a wide, mixed and participative audience. The format will take the style of some "quick fire" inputs from a panel of high profile key speakers, before moving on to an open forum.
The seminar will include inputs from:
- The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation - who will present key findings from the ECCI report on speed limits produced for the 2020 Climate Group
- Phil Flanders, Director of Road Haulage Association Scotland and Northern Ireland – who will address the economic impacts speed limits have within the freight industry and business sector
- Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of Royal Scottish Geographical Society – to explore the wider issues around transport in Scotland
- Ed Gillespie, the provocative co-founder of Futerra, the sustainability communications agency - who will address the social and cultural context around reduced speeds and our love of cars.
You can book tickets for this FREE event by clicking on the REGISTER button above.
We look forward to seeing you at the seminar - and please do pass round information about it to your colleagues and networks - especially those who are curious but perhaps have not engaged in debates on low carbon living before. So why not make one of your more sceptical friends or colleagues your "Plus1" for the evening!
Venue Note: Summerhall is the new award-winning multi-arts venue situated at the former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. It is situated on the eastern corner of the Meadows, a short walk from the Royal Mile. Website: http://www.summerhall.co.uk/
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Organised for the 2020 Climate Group by members of the 2020 Public Engagement Group