The recent networking event was a full house with 29 people attending. Here are the presentations:
‘Introduction to Fife Communities Climate Action Network’ – Crispin Hayes, Fife Communities CAN Steering Group Member outlined the aims, members and activities of the network.
‘Introduction to the Fife Environmental Partnership’ – Carolyn Bell, Technical Officer, Resource Efficient Solutions, Climate change and Zero waste. Carolyn introduced the Fife Environmental Partnership, its members, and their timetable for developing the Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan for Fife, commenting on how it fits into the current Climate Change Strategy, and indicating the opportunities for communities to engage along the process.
‘Local authorities and community groups: getting the best for your project through supportive partnership’ a report for Scottish Communities Climate Action Network. Elizabeth Leighton, Co-author of and also Chair of Scotland’s Climate Challenge Fund Grants panel outlined key findings from this report on how community groups could work better with local authorities to tackle climate change.
‘Community Engagement Adaptation Learning Exchange and other initiatives helping communities to become resilient to climate change’ Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Sniffer described the work of the Adaptation Scotland programme to support communities (eg Climate Ready Communities) to help ensure that Scotland is prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of climate change.