Green spaces for climate-resilient neighbourhoods: what does Scotland need for fair and equitable resilience?
A year on from COP 26 in Glasgow and a month after COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Scottish Union Learning and The Open University in Scotland organised a webinar on the topic of Green Skills and Just Transition, 'Green spaces for climate-resilient neighbourhoods: what does Scotland need for fair and equitable resilience?', led by Dr Leslie Mabon, from The OU.
Dr Mabon outlined some recent research into green spaces and climate change resilience in Scotland, and offered suggestions for how local governments, third sector organisations and industry can support fair and effective climate resilience via urban greening in Scotland.
The session also touched on the role that sports – especially football – can play in Scotland’s climate resilience challenge, given the role of green spaces in promoting healthy and resilient neighbourhoods.
Watch a recording of the webinar:
Dr Mabon's presentation can be accessed in the Related Resources section of this page.
The event was chaired by Tommy Breslin, Scottish Union Learning Senior Development Officer and took place on 01 December 2022.
Dr Leslie Mabon is a Lecturer in Environmental Systems in the School of Engineering at The Open University. Leslie is especially interested in justice within resilience and adaptation to climate change, and in understanding how to plan and implement climate responses that are fair.
Green spaces for climate-resilient neighbourhoods (webinar slides) Dr Mabon's slides to accompany the 'Green spaces for climate-resilient neighbourhoods' webinar (PowerPoint presentation, 13.