Scotland's 2020 Climate Group

Ambitious activities launched by climate group

Business doing it for themselves Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group has today, (Monday, 7 April 2014), launched 14 bold activities for 2014, which were identified as priority areas of work, as the Group continues to tackle climate change. The Group, which was set up in 2009, was formed to bring the private, public and third sectors together, to address the Scottish Government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2020 through its collaborative philosophy. The …

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2020 The Lecture Series

2020 Lecture: Climate Change: Myths, Morals, Money

Our third lecture in our series, ‘Climate Change: Myths, Morals, Money’ will be on Monday, 28 April, 2014 at St. Paul’s & St. George’s Church in Edinburgh. The lecture will feature The Right Reverend James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool. 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 …

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peatlands

A Global Opportunity for Peatlands

Following on the joint commitment from the four UK Environment Ministers to’ take action on peatlands’, the Scottish Government is promising £15 million over the next two financial years for peatland restoration. The private sector is also being asked to play their part in helping to fund important work to support peatland ecosystems. The natural capital value of peatlands encompasses wildlife, climate change and water, bringing huge benefits to society. An innovative new scheme to …

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2020 The Lecture Series

The second 2020 Climate Group Lecture report

The second 2020 Climate Group Lecture was held on 11th September 2013 at St Paul’s & St George’s Church in Edinburgh. The theme of the lecture was weather and climate science. The purpose of the lecture was to support the 2020 Climate Group’s aim to bring together business, voluntary, academic and public sectors to share information and work towards a low carbon Scotland. The main points from the keynote speakers and subsequent boardroom debate are …

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Dr David Kelly, Retrofitting Scotland's Built Environment, Glasgow, 15 April 2013

Retrofit Scotland Launched at The Lighthouse

Retrofit Scotland was launched on Monday at an exciting event which discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by retrofitting our current building stock to help achieve Scotland’s carbon emissions reduction targets. The event, which was held at the Lighthouse in Glasgow, was attended by over 100 delegates and included presentations by members of the 2020 Built Environment Subgroup, as well as Angus MacLeod Housing Sustainability for the Scottish Government. Retrofit Scotland is a collaboration of …

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