The #BigClimateDebate has now arrived. Join the most important discussion of our time. The Big Climate Debate is YOUR opportunity to influence climate change policies. Each evening, an elected representative will give a short presentation on their parties’ policies and actions. You will hear their achievements and proposals to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We will then open the session to audience’s questions.

Join Sarah Boyack Labour MSP on Monday 2nd November 2020
5-6pm: https://bigclimatedebate.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Finn Carson Conservative MSP on Tuesday 3rd November 2020,
5-6pm: https://climatedebate3.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Patrick Harvie Green MSP on Wednesday 4th November 2020.
5:15-6:15pm: https://climatedebate1.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat MP on Thursday 5th November 2020.
5-6pm: https://climatedebate2.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Deidre Brock SNP MP on Monday 9th November 2020,
5-6pm: https://climatedebate4.eventbrite.co.uk

Following these sessions, we will be honoured to gather all speakers and Government Minister together for a panel discussion on 18th November 2020, 5PM where they will debate questions asked by YOU. More details to come.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Kind regards,

Foysol Choudhury MBE
Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council
14 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH
(T) 0131 556 0441
(W) www.elrec.org.uk

Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2030: Roundtable 6-8pm Wed 12 Aug

Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2030: Roundtable is a Zoom meeting, organised by Transition Edinburgh (www.transitionedinburgh.org.uk) and the Council. It is on at 6-8pm, Wednesday 12 August.

People in civil society organisations can book a place via

From the Eventbrite page:

Our city has an ambitious target to reach carbon neutral by 2030.  Join this roundtable to collectively build momentum across civil society and local government to meet the target in Edinburgh.

We’re inviting people in civil society organisations whose purpose is to generate awareness and action on emissions reduction across Edinburgh.  The event is co-hosted by civil society and The City of Edinburgh Council.

We will be joined by Dr Sam Gardner, Chair of Edinburgh Climate Commission and Councillor Adam McVey, Leader of the Council and Vice Chair of the Commission.

This interactive session will:

  1. Generate a shared picture of the action taking place in the city
  2. Explore actions open to civil society, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Climate Commission
  3. Contribute to our collective ambition for the city and identify ways of working together to accelerate progress.

Colleagues can share www.facebook.com/events/914192189091728

Background Documents to read BEFORE participating:

This event will contribute to work under the Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN) collaboration with Leeds and Belfast – led by Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and the EIT Climate-KIC Healthy, Clean Cities Deep Demonstration in Edinburgh.


Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 28 May 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

2050 Edinburgh City Vision: survey

Following on from a previous post, there is a survey on Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub.

This covers the three components of the ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places‘ project ‘will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city’. These components are:

  • Edinburgh City Centre Transformation– an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’
  • The City Mobility Plan– setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.
  • Low Emission Zones– the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.

As with the previous post, this is an Edinburgh Council exercise.