The food system is reportedly globally responsible for a third of all greenhouse gases – so avoiding a lot of meat and dairy is widely recognised as helping reduce environmental impact.
On the other hand, a vegan diet and meat-substitutes can involve intensive water production, high air-miles from flying certain products across the globe, as well as impacting the source nation’s supply chain. And that’s without even discussing how we move the giant tankers of food-service and restaurant industries around?
Join the panel to discuss the good, bad and best ways of consuming food that is best for us and the planet.
This event is brought to you in partnership with James Hutton Institute. It is chaired by Emma Harper MSP, with panellists Prof Derek Stewart; Dr Malte Roedl; Debs Roberts and Prof Mads Fischer-Moller.
Join the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Alison Johnstone MSP, in conversation with Prof Suzanne Simard, Professor of Ecology at the University of British Columbia who is credited as transforming the world’s understanding of trees. She was the scientist who discovered that every tree in a forest is linked by underground fungi, allowing them to communicate and build communities around powerful, nurturing Mother Trees.
George Monbiot is a writer, activist and environmentalist. As well as having a regular Guardian column, his books include: Feral, Age of Consent, How Did We Get into This Mess? and Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. His latest collection, This can’t be happening (Penguin), is a collection of galvanising speeches and essays, calling on humanity to stop averting its gaze from the destruction of the living planet, and wake up to the greatest predicament we have ever faced.
This event is chaired by Alison Johnstone MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland’s policies on climate change came under global scrutiny at COP26 in Glasgow. In this podcast Dean Lockhart MSP – Convener of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee - spoke with Professor Dave Reay, Executive Director of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, and Jess Pepper, Founding Director of the Climate Café, about what COP26 means for Scotland.
One of the ways the Scottish Parliament is trying to get young people more involved in the democratic process is to partner with the Scottish Youth Parliament. In this episode we'll hear from both organisations about the agreement that's just been signed and what it means for the future.
Find out more about the agreement: https://archive2021.parliament.scot/newsandmediacentre/117566.aspx