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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world. In Highland, we are already feeling the effects as increasing global temperatures bring changes in weather patterns including more frequent floods and severe storms.
 
HEN provides a link with communities across Highland working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Search HEN’s Directory to find organisations that currently work to tackle climate change.
 
 
Learn more about how you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions:-
 
Call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282
Find out about local Transition groups in Highland at Transition Scotland
Find out about community groups in Highland funded by the Climate Challenge Fund
Look at support provided by the Energy Saving Trust
Look at support for local renewable energy generation at Community Energy Scotland
 
Find out about support for your business or organisation provided by Resource Efficient Scotland
 
Learn more about what the Scottish Government is doing to address climate change.
 
A useful leaflet on what organisations provide advice to communities and householders can be downloaded here

 

Adaptation Scotland also have some useful information and training materials:

What would a climate ready Scotland look like?

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Carbon CLEVER 

HEN acts a secretariat for the Highland Environmental Forum (HEF) which is part of the Highland Community Planning Partnership.
 
The Highland Environment Forum aims to strengthen co-ordination of partners’ activities in delivering the environmental outcomes of Highland’s Single Outcome Agreement; and this includes addressing climate change. 
 
The Carbon CLEVER initiative run by The Highland Council aims to deliver a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highland by 2025 - and partnership working is key to realising the ambitious aims of this initiative.
 
In support of this, Highland Environment Forum set up a working group tasked with reviewing the Highland Climate Change Declaration.  HEN is represented on the steering group by Alison Craig, Vice Chair of HEN. 
 
Learn more about the work of the HEF Climate Change Working Group 




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