Following the Government's announcement of a climate emergency, we held a solutions-focused climate summit at our offices in August 2019 with representatives from over 30 organisations, including NGOs, businesses, local authorities and Government agencies. Producing literally hundreds of ideas, we published a document detailing some of the key priority areas for action and submitted this to Government. Since then, we have held further summits, and plan to continue these brainstorming meetings in the months ahead, via Zoom.

Our summits provide a space for motivated people from across the sectors to come together in a safe and open workshop environment to offer solutions to the climate emergency. These facilitated sessions are designed to use the collective expertise of participants to highlight purposeful actions, good practice examples and to influence policy making.

As of August 2020, we have held eight summits, covering the following issues: 

  • Summit I: Shaping the Change: Building the World You Want to See.
  • Summit II: Financing the Transition, Tax & Subsidies.
  • Summit III: Nature-Based Solutions with Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Summit IV: Construction with Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Summit V: Coronavirus & A Green Recovery with Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Summit VI: Food with The Pebble Trust
  • Summit VII: Procurement with Zero Waste Scotland
  • Summit VIII: Land with Zero Waste Scotland and The Scottish Land Commission 

We have also held an extra 'focus workshop' on geopolymer cement, which allowed a detailed, specific look at issues surrounding cement, an industry which is responsible for c.8% of global carbon emissions.