- Adaptation and Resilience
- Loss and Damage, Migration, Displacement & Human Mobility
- Human Settlements (Built Environment, Waste and Consumption)
- Indigenous Peoples
- Heritage-based adaptation and mitigation
- Sustainable Development
Climate Reflections & Witness Report Series
The Midlothian Climate Beacon presents - Climate Reflections and Witness Report Series! This brings together the voices of communities in the global south already on the frontlines of climate change, and those in Scotland beginning to explore what this crisis will mean for our world.
In a collaboration between the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network, the International Institute for Environment & Development, and Arkbound Foundation, these stories are told in a wide diversity of voices, knowledge and perspectives in the communication about climate change. We hope to offer new means to express, reflect on and connect to the climate emergency through the first-hand experiences shared in ‘Climate Reflections’ and ‘Witness Report Series’ and that these stories will help to “to make sense of the indescribable” and put a human face on climate change – to inspire urgent, ambitious action to protect people and the planet we love.
Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th – Climate Reflections Exhibition (10am to 4pm daily)
FREE admission and no booking required. Exhibition installed in the Powerhouse at NMMS and includes photography exhibition and film viewing.
Saturday 6th – 11am – 12.30pm – Witness Report Series (Talks, Q & A)
Speakers will include Gladys Habu, climate activist who co-wrote and stars in IIED animated series “Untold stories of climate change loss and damage in the LDCs: Solomon Islands”, and the co-authors of the book “Climate Adaptation: Accounts of Resilience, Self-Sufficiency and Systems Change” published by Arkbound Foundation.
FREE talks and no booking required but seating is limited so please arrive promptly.
Saturday 6th November – 1.30pm – Visual Matrix Workshop (50 minutes)
After the Witness Report Series talks, we will immerse ourselves in all things relating to climate change! A visual matrix is a participatory group technique designed to explore our individual and shared experiences; in this workshop it will be climate change. Climate Change is a difficult subject to discuss, particularly when there are difficult truths to assess and accept. The purpose of a visual matrix is to create different ways of thinking through the development of unexpected connections and associations, derived from personal experience. Led by artist, Nicole Manley.