Highland Climate Change Conference day one hailed a success

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The Highland Climate Change Conference day one brought together delegates and people from across and beyond Highland to discuss the climate and ecological emergency, ahead of COP26 next month.

Opening was Council Leader, Cllr Margret Davidson who outlined The Highland Council’s commitment to climate change. Other keynote speakers throughout the day included Drew Henry MP, Arianne Burgess MSP and over seventeen climate change specialists from across Highland.  The main themes today explored energy, land and sea.

Chair of Highland Council's Climate Change Working Group, Cllr Trish Robertson, said: "Day one of The Highland Climate Conference brought over one  hundred people together online to learn of the innovative work happening in Highland and gave us all a reminder of how precious our planet is and how cooperation to accelerate shared goals has never been more time critical. It was particularly motivating to hear presentations from passionate professionals and input from those participating and championing for their communities. I am looking forward to tomorrow where we will explore net zero and resilient communities.

“Within the context of COP26 (United Nations Climate Conference, COP stands for Conference of the Parties) being held in Glasgow, this years Highland Climate Conference is set to be the most important and impactful climate change conference we have ever held.”

The conference and associated workshops held over two days will continue tomorrow Friday 22 October online. It is completely free to attend and Information, agenda, speakers and details for the conference can be found on Highland Council's website.

There is still time to participate Sign up here for Day 2

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21 Oct 2021