Win-Wins for Climate, Nature & People

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, November 6, 2020 - 18:00

This international symposium will explore climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation with respect to the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. It will focus on identifying ‘win-win’ actions that both mitigate climate change and have positive co-benefits for the sustainable use of natural resources. Such actions need to be underpinned by state-of-the-art science to inform robust implementation at the science-policy and science-business interfaces. The symposium will be hosted in Edinburgh in the run-up to the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow.

Scotland’s Countdown to COP26: a major new CENSIS event

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 09:30 to 17:00


Scotland’s Innovation Centres have teamed up with The Herald for a special, one-day online conference on  3 November 2020 to explore innovation, inclusive growth, cultural change around climate action, and ultimately how collaboration could achieve national net zero targets.

Urban Resilience in a context of Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 09:30 to Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 17:30


Climate change is adding pressures and uncertainties for the economy, the environment and the society in general. In urban areas, climate change may affect urban services, such as water or energy supply. Urban resilience refers to reducing risks and damages from disasters and to the ability to quickly bounce back to a stable state.

Regional Fair Trade Session: Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:30


Come along to ask questions about Fair Trade, meet others or simply listen in.

There will also an update from Scottish Fair Trade Forum about current campaigns and Fair Trade in relation to current issues such as the climate emergency.

If there is a particular topic you'd like the Scottish Fair Trade Forum to cover, let them know beforehand by emailing Colleen at

Finally, feel free to bring along updates from your own Fair Trade group or organisation that you would like to discuss.

Local climate praxis: bridging the gap between theory and practice

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

Clear policy signals by international organisations and national governments remain essential, however, important decisions are increasingly being made beyond this, fostering opportunities for climate action within localities: decisions about low-carbon business opportunities, renewable energy investment, urban transport, energy management, buildings efficiency and the management of climate risks.

Financing place-based climate action - how to deliver a green and just recovery from Covid-19?

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

Mobilising finance will be critical to ensure that the UK’s recovery from COVID-19 both accelerates climate action and does this in ways that reduce inequality. Making sure that the recovery responds to the priorities of different places across the country will also be crucial to drive forward ambition and ensure the process is inclusive.

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.

The Scottish Transport Show

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:30

Following the success of the inaugural Scottish Transport Show in September, the second Show will again bring together all parts of the Scottish transport industry and the transport supply acting as the meeting point for all stakeholders. Last year over 300 different organisations were represented at the event and over 800 individuals registered to attend!

Edinburgh Trams: Signing the Edinburgh Climate Compact provides a pathway to sustainable transport

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:19

Joining the Edinburgh Climate Compact sets out a clear framework of key areas within our business where we can take positive action, enabling us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and build a greener future.

Becoming a Compact signatory also allows us to be part of a collective of like-minded organisations, who lead by example and manage the emissions generated by our operations and estates.