SPOKES Spring 2019 Meeting

Climate, Transport and Cycling – Wednesday 20th March

With increasingly powerful scientific warnings of climate breakdown, with transport now Scotland’s biggest source of climate emissions, with cycle use increasing too slowly, and with a Climate Bill going through the Scottish Parliament, our Spring public meeting will consider the relationship between climate change and transport … from trunk roads to cycling … from national politics to how we commute…

The meeting will have four top speakers from a range of backgrounds – academic, political, youth and campaigning, then a QA/discussion chaired by an environmental politics specialist.

  • Claudia Beamish MSP [Co-convener of Scottish Parliament cross-party group on cycling, walking and buses; Labour Environment & Climate spokesperson] … How parliament and government are (or are not) responding to the climate challenge – with special emphasis on transport and cycling
  • Alex Luetchford [2050 Climate Group, Co-Chair of the Policy Sub-Group]  … A young person’s perspective
  • Dave Gorman [Head of Edinburgh University Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability]  … How a major local institution, Edinburgh University, is responding to the climate challenge – ranging from academic research to how staff and students travel
  • Caroline Rance [Friends of the Earth Scotland, Climate Campaigner] … The Climate Bill and related actions
  • followed by a one-hour audience QA/ panel discussion chaired by Elizabeth Bomberg [Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Edinburgh]

Full detailshttp://www.spokes.org.uk/2019/02/spokesmtg-20-march-climate-transport-cycling/