Held from 16-23 September 2016, Climate Week is a new Scottish Government-led national campaign to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. Public bodies are invited to participate in Climate Week by hosting events and activities highlighting the importance of reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.

What is Climate Week?

Climate Week 2016 is an opportunity for public bodies in Scotland to raise awareness about climate change and celebrate the actions they are taking to address it, engaging and inspiring their staff on these issues.

Events could include tours of sustainable buildings or infrastructure, electric vehicle demonstrations, presentations from inspirational speakers, film viewings, or presentations highlighting recent climate change projects, plans or policies. 

In 2015, the Scottish Government organised a Climate Week to engage and inspire their own employees, and have produced a video highlighting some of the events and activities that took place there last year.

Who Can Register

This year, Climate Week is principally aimed at Scotland’s public sector. The public sector has a crucial leadership role in the delivery of Scotland's climate change ambitions, and it is hoped public bodies will be able to run at least one event, if not more. 

Other organisations and individuals are welcome to participate in Climate Week, and can also register their participation.

If your organisation is planning to participate in Climate Week, please register by sending an email to[email protected].

Climate Week Resources

Organisations can access resources for Climate Week 2016:

- The Scottish Government have produced a ‘How To Guide’ to help organisations plan their Climate Week actions.

- The Climate Week webpages contain ideas for events and activities.

- Organisations and individuals can follow the conversation online, and share their actions, using the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek

Source: Keep Scotland Beautiful

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