Highland Council Climate Change Conference

Virtual Highland Climate Change Conference

2nd Nov 2020, 10am-5pm

Last year, The Highland Council announced a climate and ecological emergency in recognition of the serious and accelerating changes to the world caused by climate change. 

Read the most recent press release here - update on 28th Oct.

This year, on November 2, the local authority will hold an online conference to discuss our regional, national and global response to this emergency.

The conference starts at 10 am with lots of interesting speakers lined up and ends with a choice of 4 different workshops running from 3:30 and then 4:15, so you can book onto two of the workshops on the four key themes. 

The full agenda will be published soon. But please go and book onto the workshops now as tickets are selling out fast and bookmark the HC web page to check up on the final agenda.


The link for the main conference which is run via Microsoft Teams is on the above web site page.

Biodiversity and Habitat – Joe Perry 

This section will take a closer look at the impact that climate change and human activity has had on biodiversity and habitats in Highland. Attendees will hear from peatland, agriculture, food systems, biodiversity and wildlife experts. 

The Bigger Picture – Keith Masson 

This section will put our actions in Highland within a broader context of national and international targets and policy. Attendees will hear about The Highland Council’s work, Bristol City’s ‘One City Ecological Emergency Strategy’, climate adaptation, the UN sustainable development goals and how behavioural change can fight climate change. 

Personal Responsibility – Cllr Trish Robertson 

This section will examine what we as individuals can do to reduce our impact on the environment. Attendees will hear from Friends of the Earth, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Zero Waste Scotland, Creative Carbon and record-breaking ultra-marathon runner Donnie Campbell. 

The Green Recovery – Stuart Black 

The economic turmoil brought by COVID-19 offers an opportunity of a green recovery to a more sustainable way of living and working. Attendees will hear about sustainable transport, renewable energy, green tourism, forestry and the role of small businesses.

Have you joined the Planet Sutherland conversation yet?

If not, please do join up to one of our climate chat / info groups here.