28 June 2019
The First Minister spoke at the World Forum on Climate Justice where she announced that a nationwide conversation to discuss action to tackle the global climate emergency will take place in Scotland this summer.
Becoming a net zero nation, as we intend to do, will require changes to virtually every aspect of everyday life. Decarbonisation will change how we travel, how we keep our homes and our workplaces warm, how we design our towns and cities in the future. We will have to move very rapidly from a throwaway culture to a genuinely circular economy. We will need to develop and apply new technologies, while also planting millions of trees and restoring peatlands.
All of this has to be a truly national endeavour. That is why the Scottish Government over the summer will be launching a Big Climate Conversation. We intend to arrange consultation events around the country; help communities to stage their own events; and reach as many people as we can through digital communications.”
Read the First Minister’s speech delivered to the World Forum on Climate Change.
News release announcing the Big Climate Conversation
First Minister @NicolaSturgeon addesses World Forum on Climate Justice @CaledonianNews and meets University Principal Professor Pamela Gillies #ClimateJustice2019 after announcing The Big Climate Conversation: https://t.co/ArhXeHsLUN pic.twitter.com/w1yaP92tSf
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) June 19, 2019