2014 Matters are hosting a debate Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The event will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 March at University of Glasgow. The event is free to attend but you need to register in advance.2014-matters

Speakers include Paul Wheelhouse (Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Scottish Government), Sarah Boyack MSP (fmr. Environment Minister, Labour), Patrick Harvie MSP (Co-Convenor, Scottish Greens), Willie Rennie MSP (Leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats).

Many energy, environmental and climate change problems are global problems that need not only local solutions, but also concerted global action.  How can Scotland play its part in helping to tackle these issues, as part of a union, or as an independent country?

Does Scotland have all the levers it needs to become a low carbon, sustainable country, where people have access to good quality public transport, cycle and walk places, eat well, live in healthy environments and use clean, secure energy?  Does Scotland use the levers it has already to make this a reality?

Join the debate with representatives from both sides of the referendum campaign, because 2014 matters. 2014 Matters is a programme of events, workshops and online discussion asking what place the environment, poverty and global justice have in Scotland’s Future and to explore how Scotland can make the world a better place.

2014-matters-organisersThe organisers have no view on the outcome of the referendum but we are passionate about global justice and believe we must take the opportunity to take part a conversation about Scotland’s future

This event is supported by People & Planet, NIDOS, Jubilee Scotland, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, WWF, the World Development Movement and Friends of the Earth Scotland. It is hosted by Glasgow University Climate Action Society.