ISP on Climate Change
An online event hosted by ISP on Thursday 9th September 2021 from 7 to 9 pm
ISP on Climate Change
With the recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report the issue of global warming and its impact on future generations has been starkly set out.
Whilst Governments both at home and abroad make bold statements on how the problem should be addressed at a national level, the ISP thought it might be useful to look at how small changes can be made at a local level to tackle the issues, particularly ahead of the Local Council elections next year.
Local Authorities are quite often the primary interaction between its citizens and those who shape our daily lives and our communities. They are responsible for education, social care, roads and transport, economic development, housing and planning, environmental protection, waste management, cultural and leisure services.
Perhaps if we start making positive changes at a local level, within our communities, we can start to make a trickle-up difference both nationally and then globally.
Over the coming months, ISP is planning to hold informal presentations from people with knowledge and ideas on how we can all help.
These will be in the form of online presentations followed by a Q&A session.
Our first guest will be Dr Craig Dalzell: Head of Policy & Research at CommonWeal.
Craig will be discussing the recently published Common Home Plan but also setting out how some of these ideas could be implemented at the Local Authority level.
The Common Home Plan is;
The first comprehensive blueprint for the creation of a Green New Deal for any country in the world. The plan would result in a fairer, more equal Scotland with a fully sustainable, carbon-negative economy within 25 years of the start of the project”
About the Speaker
Craig Dalzell is Common Weal’s Head of Policy & Research and has been part of the team since 2016 though he supported Common Weal literally since day one. His background is in laser physics but through a strange series of events after the 2014 independence referendum he found himself in the world of politics, economics and statistics. He lives in rural Clydesdale with his partner, two cats and a wee garden where they try to put some of our policies into practice.