Get involved in Scotland’s Climate Week
13 – 19 September 2021
Ahead of COP26, this year’s Climate Week is an opportunity to build momentum before the summit.
This toolkit is for private, public and third sector organisations.
It includes information on delivering your own events and communications, with the aim of raising awareness of COP26, showcasing your organisation’s plans for COP26 during
Scotland’s Climate Week and helping to build an understanding of how everyone can play their part to help tackle the
global climate emergency.
Throughout Scotland’s Climate Week, and in the lead up to COP26, businesses and organisations can showcase their climate leadership to the world and inspire others to take action. We’re encouraging businesses and organisations to:
- celebrate and showcase what they’re already doing to tackle climate change in advance of COP26
- commit to innovative actions they can take during COP26
- promote activities or events that they will take forward during COP26
- help build understanding of COP26 with employees, customers and wider stakeholders
Get Involved in #ScotClimateWeek
There are lots of ways to get involved in Scotland’s Climate Week. You can showcase your commitments and plans for net zero, make pledges for future commitments, share your plans with your customers or staff, or help to build awareness of climate change with employees, colleagues, customers or stakeholders – the opportunities are endless.
- START A CONVERSATION – Run an online or in-person event with staff and stakeholders to discuss how they can take action on climate change and your organisation’s role in supporting this.
- PLEDGE – Be part of the action around COP26 by making a pledge, as an organisation or as individuals, to take a specific action during COP26 (31 October to 12 November) and beyond.
- SHOWCASE – Communicate to staff and customers about all of the work you’re already doing to tackle climate change.
- AWARENESS – Raise awareness among your staff and customers about COP26, climate change and its consequences for Scotland.
- TAKE ACTION – Encourage positive action at home, in the local community and within the workplace by making use of the resources in this toolkit.
- SIGNPOST – Direct employees, customers and stakeholders to www.netzeronation.scot for advice and information on how they can help tackle the climate emergency.
Promote your activities using the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek to be part of the conversation on social media and help build momentum throughout Scotland’s Climate Week.
RUN A CLIMATE EVENT
During Scotland’s Climate Week we’re encouraging businesses and organisations to run their own climate events to highlight the global climate emergency and how your employees or customers can take action.
When hosting your own event, consider your audience (is it for internal staff or wider?) and whether an online or in-person event would be best for your organisation, given the COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We have a selection of Zoom and Teams background which you can download and use for any digital event you host. These can even be personalised with your own logo and branding:
Remember to share details of your planned events using the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek to show how your business or organisation is raising awareness.
To help you raise awareness of climate change, we’ve put together some key facts on the global climate emergency, Scotland’s net zero target, our just transition approach and COP26. You can use these points as a discussion guide to help support your conversations and events.