Deputy Presiding Officer Liam McArthur MSP joins Professor A.C. Grayling CBE, one of the UK’s most prolific philosophers and authors, in conversation to discuss Professor Grayling’s timely book, For the Good of the World: Is Global Agreement on Global Challenges Possible?

Professor Grayling discusses the three most urgent challenges facing the world today: climate change, technology and justice. 

As Master of the New College of the Humanities, and an author of over 30 books, he dissects both the threats and the inspiring solutions. Can human beings collectively agree on a set of values to save the planet from extinction?

This event was recorded live at the Scottish Parliament in August.

July 1, 2022

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Learn about what beekeepers do, how honey is made, and what unique way we use beeswax at the Scottish Parliament.

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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.

What is a green recovery? And what should it look like? These are the questions that the Environment Committee have been asking during their inquiry. Listen as we chat to their convener, as well as Parliament staff and a community worker to explore how people feel about Scotland's green recovery, and learn a little bit about the parliamentary process at the same time.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP answered questions from opposition party leaders and other MSPs on Thursday 16th January 2020.


Talking points include: Offshore wind investment, Shipbuilding in Port Glasgow, the Climate Emergency, Coronavirus, toxicology services at Glasgow University, rising air pollution levels in Scottish cities

We speak with Gillian Martin MSP, Convener of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, and Finlay Carson MSP, member of the committee, about the recently published report on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill.

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