The pandemic revealed the impact of poverty and disadvantage on coping with lockdowns, including whether it was possible to work from home or have access to green space. Climate change will continue to expose further inequalities within our society, disproportionately affecting those from marginalised communities. There is an urgent need to look at the prejudices of climate change and how these impact individuals and communities. As more households fall below the fuel poverty line, we need to work with communities to identify alternative solutions and minor improvements to tackle climate change in an affordable, community-focused and sustainable way. Reinforcing that climate action can be created and sustained through small and tangible steps.The RSE will be taking robust precautions to ensure the safety of attendees – more detailed information will follow.
This event is being held in partnership with the Edinburgh Science Festival.