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November 19, 2019

Changes afoot after review

Over the 10 years that Climate Challenge Fund has been running there’s long been a query over the sustained impact of this investment. Scottish Government recently carried out an internal review of CCF and plans to make some changes – perhaps the most significant of which will be the creation of a network of regional hubs to support community climate action. One hopes that the investment for these hubs will go to the many community anchors that have been to the fore of local climate action. Major conference next week to consider how communities can best respond to the climate emergency.

Community Energy Scotland, SCCAN, DTAS, SCA

Esther Silverton from Scottish Youth Climate Strike
is headline speaker for our Conference:

Community Action on the Climate Emergency

29th November 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
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Esther Silverton, 15 year old pupil from James Gillespie’s High School and member of Scottish Youth Climate Strikewill be the opening speaker at the conference.
Join us at this Climate Emergency Conference on 29 November, on scaling up and enabling community action on climate change. We have a great range of speakers: Esther Silverton (youth climate striker), Tom Ballantine (Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland), Nicholas Gubbins (CEO of Community Energy Scotland), Tiffany Kane (Commonweal) and Andy Wightman MSP for the Lothians, and plenty of opportunities to network.
We are now offering an additional discussion workshop – on Farming and the Climate Emergency run by the Scottish Farm Land Trust – alongside five others on different aspects of community energy, community engagement and facilitating collective action on the climate emergency.
Highlands & Islands Enterprise are sponsoring our conference with a contribution towards travel, accommodation & subsistence costs for community groups based in the highlands & islands. For more information contact Rona MacKay by email or on 01870 60 3826.
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