Climate change has been described as one of the most serious moral dilemmas of our times. Scotland responded to this challenge by passing the most ambitious climate legislation in the world, but is politics enough to tackle the scale and depth of the problem? Exploring both the psychological causes of climate change and its unjust effects – wherein those who have contributed least to the problem are impacted most severely – this event examines whether we should look to politicians, or to ourselves, to respond to the greatest challenge facing humankind. Join Kathy Galloway from Christian Aid as she discusses these issues with Alastair McIntosh, writer and activist, and Michael Northcott from the University of Edinburgh.
Christian Aid is hosting this event as part of the Festival of Politics on Thursday 19 August at 11am at the Scottish Parliament. The event is free, but ticketed. To reserve tickets, which will incur a booking fee, contact The Hub on 0131 473 2000.