Edinburgh's Climate Emergency: can heritage be part of the solution?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00

Edinburgh’s Climate Emergency

Can heritage be part of the solution?

In May 2019, the City of Edinburgh Council formally declared a climate emergency and committed the city to becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2030.

In the final conversation of Edinburgh World Heritage's summer lockdown series they will attempt to understand the likely impact of climate change on the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, as well as explore what we can do to help the city meets its goal ambitious goal.

Joining the conversation will be Anna Beswick (Adaptation Scotland Programme Manager), Ewan Hyslop (Head of Technical Research & Science, Historic Environment Scotland), Adam McVey (Leader of City of Edinburgh Council) and more.

How to take part

  • Register for tickets – it’s free – and you will be sent the joining info
  • Download Zoom – it’s free (for mobile: android or Apple, and for desktop)
  • Join on Wednesday 16 September 2020 via the link in your confirmation email


  • Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Start time: 6pm
  • Venue: Zoom online (you'll receive joining info in your confirmation email)

Over the coming weeks, EWH will be hosting a series of on-line conversations with leading local and national figures to discuss some of the issues we face as a city, both during and after the coronavirus lockdown. All events are free, though they will be asking for a donation to help them cover the loss of income they are experiencing during the lockdown. There will be lively and stimulating conversation, as well as a chance for you to put your questions directly to guests. EWH look forward to welcoming you to the conversation.