November, 2021

18nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFrom carrier bags to coffee cups: individual action on climate changeThis interactive panel event will examine how climate action is understood and delivered on an individual level.2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Select Saved Locations, The black gate between 273 and 281 Kenmure Street, G41 2QX Organiser: Royal Society of Edinburgh Event Type:Webinar & Talks

Event Details

While most of us now realise that climate change is an urgent problem, it can be tricky to know just how we as individuals can respond. From eating less meat to catching fewer flights, what actions should we prioritise? How much will they cost us, both in terms of money and the lifestyles we currently enjoy? And – perhaps most importantly – are we as a society prepared to take the necessary steps?

Open to everyone, this interactive panel event will examine how climate action is understood and delivered on an individual level, explaining how our lifestyles translate into carbon footprints that can either be increased or minimised based on the choices we make across many different facets of our lives. Importantly, panellists will present concrete and expert advice to get people thinking about how they can make more environmentally sound decisions.

Speakers include:
– Professor Elise Cartmell FRSE, Chief Scientist at Scottish Water;
– Professor Iain Docherty FRSE, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies and Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Stirling;
Professor Pete Smith FRSE, Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen;
and Dr Mhairi Stewart, Head of Public Engagement at the University of St Andrews.

This event is part of the RSE investigates… climate change series.

Organiser

Royal Society of Edinburgh[email protected] 22-26 George Street, EH2 2PQ

X
X