17 October 2020
"Positive energy to recharge ourselves, our communities and the planet..."
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 October
In true permaculture style, we're adapting to the changing environment and taking our national convergence online this year.
By going online, the world is our oyster, so we're including inspirational permaculture speakers from across the globe in the line-up.
Our design is based around three streams of permaculture as a:
(ii) Philosophy &
(iii) Social Movement
There will be several sessions to choose from each day that reflect these themes. Just like an in-person convergence, you'll be able to tailor your experience to reflect your interests.
The programme will be packed, with over 25 hours over 3 days and networking around the edges. Crowdcast allows for participants to chat, ask questions and be brought 'on-screen' with the session presenter if wanted.
17 October 2020
Online by Zoom 10.00 - 12.30
Scotland’s Just Transition Commission, established to make recommendations to ministers on how Scotland can transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 in a way that is fair for all, has teamed up with Eco-Congregation Scotland and the Methodist Church in Scotland to host a major online event on Saturday 17 October 2020.
Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets will require the housing sector to radically transform itself at a pace previously unseen. Making homes more energy efficient and heated from low carbon sources presents an opportunity to improve the quality of our housing stock, tackle fuel poverty and create jobs. Concerns have also been raised about how this is paid for, and whether the shift to net-zero in the housing sector could risk sliding more households into fuel poverty.
"We have to find ways of meeting our climate targets which make lives better not worse for the least well off in our society."
Rev Mark Slaney, Chair of the Methodist Church in Scotland
Attendees to the open online discussion will hear speakers from the Just Transition Commission, Warmworks, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Existing Homes Alliance Scotland and Power Circle who will share their thoughts on how we can combine meeting our climate targets with improving energy affordability and lowering fuel poverty. Discussion will then open up to all participants, able to contribute their own ideas on how Scotland can reach net-zero emissions in housing.
This conference is free but registration is required. Please register in advance here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. Breakout rooms will ensure the participation of all attendees in this important open meeting.
Further information and the full agenda are here:
Presentations will focus on the key challenge: How do we combine meeting our climate targets with improving energy affordability and lowering fuel poverty?
Norrie Kerr, Just Transition Commission
Elizabeth Leighton, Existing Homes Alliance Scotland
Jon Cape, Power Circle
Ross Armstrong, Warmworks
Robert Leslie, Orkney Housing Association, member of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations