Change in a Time of Chaos

A science and faith webinar series

Third Lecture
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 7.30pm

By Dr Rachel Howell, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at Edinburgh University

Carbon Cutter or Climate Marcher?
Personal and Political Action on Climate Change

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.

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Fourth Lecture
Tuesday 27th April 2021, 7.30pm

By Ed Johnson-Williams, Senior Campaigns Officer at Traidcraft Exchange

How can we secure climate justice and trade justice together?

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.

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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!

First Lecture
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 7.30pm

By Dr Murdo Macdonald, Policy Officer of the Church of Scotland Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) Project

Restraining Climate Change:
What is the Role of Faith Communities?

Second Lecture
Wednesday 27 January 2021, 7.30pm

By Dr Bethany Sollereder, Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion at Oxford University

Creation Past the Anthropocene Tipping Point