Connect with Climate Change: Sharing ideas, inspiring actions

Published: 9 June 2021

The latest event in this series explores climate action in Glasgow and Orkney

‘Raising ambition: A tale of two regions', Tuesday 29th June 1.00pm – 2.15pm

Scottish Power, together with the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, are hosting Connect with Climate Change Events, a virtual exchange series which is taking place throughout 2021 in the run up to COP26.

The Connect with Climate Change series aims to offer a platform to engage with academics, students, public and businesses sharing ideas and views on a range of climate change topics. In advance of COP26 coming to Glasgow, these events will focus on “real time” discussions around the different climate issues. We want to provide a forum where, through open dialogue, convention can be questioned and act as a catalyst for positive sustainable change.

With over 80% of local governments declaring climate emergencies we can see high levels of ambition for local climate action in cities, rural areas, and island alike. Glasgow has been at the forefront of much media attention as they gear up to host COP26.

The city has a target of reaching climate neutrality by 2030, and the council has set up the Sustainable Glasgow Board to help deliver this. Orkney has also been hailed as leading the way on climate action, and over the past few decades has seen a plethora of innovation activity in the energy sector.

Join us Tuesday 29 June, 13:00 – 14:15 to explore how these regions are delivering on their climate ambitions, the challenges they face, and the role of their communities and citizens.

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Dr Sam Gardner - Head of Climate Change & Sustainability, ScottishPower & Chair of Edinburgh Climate Commission


Neil Kermode - Managing Director, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

Dr Jen Roberts - Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) in Energy; Director MRes Climate Change Adaptation & Co-founder of Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy (GEMaP) Centre, University of Strathclyde

Gavin Slater - Head of Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

Ellie Harrison - Chair, Community Energy Scotland

Professor Kenneth Gibb - Professor of Housing Economics&  Director CaCHE, University of Glasgow/UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)          

Many thanks to those that joined us on Tuesday 4th May for the second event in the Connect with Climate Change series - An equitable and sustainable future for all: pipe dreams or real schemes? Please find the resources from the event linked below.

Catch up on this and previous sessions by visiting the Connect with Climate Change website.

First published: 9 June 2021