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Taking action on climate change

Published: 16 Aug 2017 16:31

Organisations encouraged to get involved in Climate Week 2017.

Organisations across Scotland are being encouraged to host events and raise awareness of the impact of climate change as part of Climate Week 2017.

Running from 18 – 22 September, Scotland’s Climate Week will highlight the actions people and organisations can take together to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate. 

Activities could range from having climate conversations, hosting seminars and educational sessions, to sustainable travel fairs to encourage people to cycle or walk to work. Organisations can also team up with Climate Challenge Fund groups which are delivering climate actions including energy efficiency improvements, low carbon travel options, community growing initiatives and schemes to tackle waste.

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:

“Climate Week is an opportunity to get more people talking about climate change and highlights how people can get together and learn from each other to take action – whether it’s reducing food waste, cycling and walking instead of driving, installing energy efficiency measures, or improving our green spaces for biodiversity.

“Scotland is already punching well above our weight when it comes to its climate change ambitions. I would encourage organisations across the country to sign up to Climate Week and help us spread the word that everyone can play a role in tackling climate change.”

Information on participating in Climate Week 2017.