Climate change and biodiversity interact in complex ways, with important implications for the future of our environment and society. Tackling these interrelated challenges requires working collaboratively. Scotland, with its unique habitats and history of innovation, is well-placed to address these challenges.
From Coast to Countryside will explore how climate change and biodiversity interact, and how projects in Scotland can simultaneously create benefits for ecosystems, the climate and society.
The roundtable will bring together representatives from across science, industry, agriculture, economics, the marine environment, and communities in Scotland to highlight successful multidisciplinary case studies that address multifaceted and connected challenges for climate change and biodiversity. This will give representatives from a range of backgrounds an opportunity to share experiences and to discuss the conditions and support needed for success.
Beginning with presentations from a selection of case studies on urban, rural and marine initiatives, the meeting will then be opened to all attendees for a plenary discussion to share experiences and insights.
This roundtable is being held in partnership by the Royal Society and Royal Society of Edinburgh.
From Coast to Countryside will be chaired by Professor Sir Ian Boyd, and include the following opening presentations:
- Biodiversity and Climate Interractions: Dr Isla Myers Smith, University of Edinburgh
- Glasgow Open Space Strategy: Gillian Dick, Glasgow City Council
- Forest Carbon: James Hepburne Scott, Forest Carbon
- The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum: Professor William Austin, University of St Andrews
The presentations will be followed by an open plenary discussion in which attendees can share their own experiences and insights.
To express interest in joining From Coast to Countryside, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org