Conference: Food, Communities and the Climate Emergency

food climate change conference

Wednesday 2 November, 2022, 9.30 a.m – 2.30 p.m.

at St Silas Church, 69 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JE

A half day conference
hosted by Woodlands Community and Nourish Scotland.

– Making the connection between anti-poverty work, social justice issues and the climate emergency.

– Exploring what policy makers at a national level can learn from local food responses on the ground.

– Keynote Speaker – Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government.


£35 – Book Tickets

Full Price Tickets cost £35, this includes tea, coffee, cakes and lunch. However there is also the option to pay what you can afford, so for people and groups on low income, you can now book for as little as £1.

All food will be plant based (vegan) and the menu will include gluten free options. When booking you can let  know if you have any additional dietary requirements.

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Conference Programme

9.30 am Registration and Teas/Coffees

10.00 am Opening Welcome – Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland

10.05 am Key Note Speaker – Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government.

10.25 am Woodlands Community Presentations

– Woodlands Community Food Work, a potted history (Tim Cowen)
– Addressing the Community Need (Dr Helen Traill)
– Integrating Anti-poverty and climate breakdown work (Maggie Kelly)
– Woodlands Community food work, the future? (Tim Cowen)

+ Q & A chaired by Irina Martin, Nourish Scotland

11.10 am Break

11.30 am Break out discussion groups

12.15 pm Panel Discussion + Q &A

Chair – Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland

Andrew Stark, RSPB Scotland

Joe Lowit, St Paul’s Youth Forum

Dr Mary-Anne Macleod, Scottish Government Tackling Food Insecurity Team

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm Networking Lunch

1.45 pm – 2.30 pm Optional Visit to Woodlands Community Garden/Community Meeting Room & Events Terrace

2.30 pm Close

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