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Climate Change Conference: Global Challenges; Local Solutions

UN House Scotland presented an opportunity to explore the impact of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. COP21 ushered in the first ever universal climate agreement.

On Earth Day 2016 (March 19th) we discussed current climate issues from a national and international perspectives.

The afternoon consisted of two panels discussing International Issues and the Scottish response. The event allowed the audience to engage with international climate experts through periodic Question and Answer sessions.

Our Speakers included the following:

International Perspective, First Session- Tom Ballantine - Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Navraj Singh Ghaleigh - Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh Law School Dr Peter Dauenhauer - Research Associate from the University of Strathclyde. Specialising in the use of Renewable Technology in Developing Countries, Peter works with the UN in implementing training world wide for using renewable energy systems. Tessa Tennant - President, The Ice Organisation and Non-Executive Director, UK Green Bank

National Perspective, Second Session-

Apurv Gupta - attendee of COP21 spoke of the content of the conference from first-hand experience. Malcolm Spaven - Chair of the Scottish Open-Cast Communities Alliance (SOCA) Claire Gibson - Climate Challenge Fund Development Officer, Keep Scotland Beautiful Fiona Macleod - Corporate Policy & Strategy Officer, Edinburgh City Council

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