September 2015

Nov 17 public mtg: Climate, Transport & Cycling

With the world climate summit in Paris in December, and huge climate marches in Edinburgh and across the globe on Nov 28/29, our autumn public meeting will consider the relationship between climate change and transport … from trunk roads to cycling … from national politics to how we commute…         

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  • Alison Johnstone MSP [Co-Convener of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Cycling]How parliament and government are (or are not) responding to the climate challenge – with special emphasis on transport and cycling
  • Dave Gorman [Ed Uni Director 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
  • Tom Ballantine [Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland]The Paris Summit – how Scotland is responding – and what you can do
  • followed by a one-hour audience QA/ panel discussion chaired by Kirsty Lewin [Sustrans UK trustee]


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  • Tuesday 17 November, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Doors open 6.45 for coffee, stalls & chat.  Tea/Coffee available 6.45-7.15
  • Edinburgh University Appleton Tower  11 Crichton Street,
    Lecture Theatre 1
  • Posterdownload here [pdf  113k]
  • Queries? / More info?   Email  spokes AT
Please help
  • Tell interested friends and colleagues about the meeting
  • [When it is available] Download the poster and disseminate it [Spokes members will get a printed copy in their autumn mailing]
  • If you’re on twitter please RT our @SpokesLothian tweet about the meeting




Cycling to Paris

Spokes member Martyn Edelsten is organising a cycle ride from Edinburgh to Paris, to lobby world leaders at the climate summit, leaving Edinburgh 28 November.   For more details and Martyn’s contact details, see this flyer and/or go to website.


Climate & Cycling – inspiration

More Background Documents & Events

  • Scotland’s Party Leaders promise “comprehensive plans” on climate change in their manifestos for the Holyrood 2016 elections – including “how we will build a low carbon transport system for Scotland.”   The promiseBBC report.
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful is preparing a briefing on climate policies to be presented to the Scottish Government before Paris.  Please help by completing their survey.


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