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New Tayside partnership announced as one of seven Climate Beacons for COP26

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Climate Beacon themes include Scotland’s temperate rainforests, industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19.

The James Hutton Institute is delighted to support one of seven Climate Beacons that are taking shape across Scotland in the run-up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference that’s happening in Glasgow this November.

The Institute has joined forces with Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, V&A Dundee, Dundee Museum of Transport and other partners in Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Aberdeen to bring collective cultural and environmental knowledge and skills to bear on the climate change challenges Tayside communities face. The project aims to help everyone understand how climate change will affect them personally and what they can do to reduce it.

Across Scotland more than 30 environmental, cultural and heritage organisations are coming together with the same goal, and the Institute is pleased to be involved in the Tayside Beacon.

The other ‘Climate Beacons’ are being established in Argyll, Caithness & East Sutherland, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian and the Outer Hebrides and themes include Scotland’s temperate rainforests, industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19.

On behalf of the Tayside Beacon partners, Liam Sinclair, Executive Director & Joint CEO, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, said: "We are delighted to be selected as a Carbon Beacon as it will allow our partnership of Tayside organisations to create a 12-month pilot utilising design-led innovation and methodologies with a wide range of audiences to explore and co-produce ways to imagine and deliver a better, more sustainable future."

Climate Beacons for COP26 is an initiative of Creative Carbon Scotland, a charitable organisation that works with individuals, organisations and strategic bodies across the cultural and sustainability sectors to harness culture’s vital role in achieving a more environmentally sustainable Scotland.

Find out more at www.climatebeacons.com

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, James Hutton Institute, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.