16:45 Arrival and registration
17:30 Welcome to the lecture - Ian Marchant, Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
17:45 Keynote address - The Right Reverend James Jones
The Bishop will draw on his time as a parliamentary spokesperson on climate change for the Church of England, to speak about the moral implications for climate change and climate change justice. He will challenge us all to think about our carbon activities in relation to society as a whole and question where our responsibilities as Scottish citizens lie.
Following the lecture, we will have a stimulating panel discussion and an opportunity for delegates to pose questions to the panel.
18:30 Panel Discussion Chaired by Louise MacDonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot and Vice Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
Zarina Ahmad, Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (Scotland)
Ian Marchant, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
Alastair McIntosh, Independent Scholar, Activist, Writer and Broadcaster
Professor Michael Northcott, University of Edinburgh
Kate Rawles, Outdoor Philosopher and Author
Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development
19:15 Closing Remarks - Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development
19:30 Call for Action - Ian Marchant
19:45 Networking reception (20:30 close)
This lecture is the third in a series designed to support Scotland's 2020 Climate Group’s aim to bring together business, voluntary, academic and public sectors to share information and work towards a low carbon Scotland.
Please bring your e-ticket with you to the lecture for registration.
Please note as this is a free event we expect high numbers of bookings. We would very much appreciate that if you are not longer able to attend, you give as much notice as possible so people on the waiting list may get the opportunity to attend.
When & Where
Scotland's 2020 Climate Group
Scotland's 2020 Climate Group was set up in 2009 with the support of the Scottish Government.
It's principal goals are:
- build on the work of the Climate Change Business Delivery Group and other climate change alliances to provide strong, visible leadership to Scotland’s business and non-governmental communities to inspire them to do more to reduce carbon emissions;
- help drive innovation through partnerships and synergies between members;
- advise on, and aim to make early progress towards, achievement of the outcomes and targets of the Climate Change Delivery Plan;
- identify relevant action and opportunities, and collaborate, to bring benefits to the Scottish economy;
- identify where the group can best target its resources and expertise to accelerate the development, investment and action required across the following areas: Heat, Electricity, Waste, Transport, Rural land use & forestry, Consumer behaviour & attitudes;
- to help ensure that Scotland is taking action to prepare for the impacts and realise the opportunities that a changing climate will bring and to contribute to building resilience and adaptive capacity. To achieve this, the group will work collaboratively across sectors sharing information, insight and expertise.