Highland Conference Set to Focus on Climate Change This Week

The Highland Climate Change Conference is taking place this week, on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October 2021.

The Conference will bring people together from across and beyond Highland to discuss the climate and ecological emergency, ahead of COP26 next month.

Delegates will explore topics relating to energy, land and sea, reaching net zero and building resilient communities.

Chair of Highland Council’s Climate Change Working Group, Cllr Trish Robertson, said:

“We have an opportunity to get together again to learn more about what we can do to address the climate emergency, building on the successful online conference we hosted last year.

“Within the context of COP26 being held in Glasgow, this is set to be the most important and impactful climate change conference we have ever held.”

This year’s conference and associated workshops will all take place online and over two days.

It is completely free to attend.

It will feature speakers from Government, organisations, climate groups, community groups and individuals taking action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

Information, speakers and details about how to sign up for the conference can be found on Highland Council’s website.

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COP26 (United Nations Climate Conference, COP stands for Conference of the Parties).