All lectures are currently operating via Zoom. We will reintroduce in-person lectures in our new venue as soon as possible.
Nature and Climate: an Emergency Response
Francesca Osowska, CEO of NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage)
Ten years to save the planet. It doesn’t sound long enough. But our response to COVID-19 shows what we can do when we put our minds to it. While COVID-19 is an acute emergency, it has come from the chronic climate-nature emergency. While the economic recovery must be ‘green’, our…
Bestriding the world stage like a Colossus? Or “Doomed, we’re all Doomed!”
Baroness Young, Chair of the Woodland Trust
In the lecture, I would lay out the scale and nature of the twin and interlinked challenges we face, the steep decline in biodiversity and the challenge of climate change. I would explore the causes of both these crises, their impacts and what needs to happen to tackle them…