By Dr Rachel Howell, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at Edinburgh University
A large majority of people in Scotland (79%) think climate change is an “immediate and urgent problem” (Ipsos MORI survey, October 2020). Why doesn’t that concern translate into more action? If we want to take action, what’s going to make the biggest difference? Is it best to focus on political change, or personal behaviour change? Can an individual have any effect? And what about the current situation: has coronavirus actually been good news for the environment/climate change?
These are some of the questions Rachel Howell will consider. There will also be plenty of time for you to contribute your own questions and thoughts; Rachel is keen to respond to what you want to know.
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Adrkim5eQ3u93TuNisbuRQ
By Ed Johnson-Williams, Senior Campaigns Officer at Traidcraft Exchange
Trade and trade agreements are responsible for huge amounts of the world’s carbon emissions. The climate crisis is hitting the poorest countries the hardest – the countries that have created the fewest emissions. So how can we change the rules of trade to tackle both climate change and poverty?
Ed will be talking about the impact of climate change on people in the world’s poorest countries, international trade’s role in the climate crisis, and how we can campaign together to make trade and trade agreements greener.
Further lectures will follow throughout 2021. This page will be updated with information about those lectures, as they are scheduled, so please do keep an eye on this space!
By Dr Murdo Macdonald, Policy Officer of the Church of Scotland Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) Project
By Dr Bethany Sollereder, Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion at Oxford University