“Scotland has some of the most ambitious carbon reduction targets, 80% reduction by 2050, possibly to be made more ambitious with a new Climate Act due. To achieve Scotland’s carbon reduction targets and embed a circular economy will require all of us to work together,” was the take home message from Teresa Bray, Changeworks’ Chief executive at a Changeworks’ reception held at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

Changeworks’ Champions of Environmental Change event marked the environmental charity’s 30th anniversary. It brought together partners, funders, community groups and MSPs to find out how Changeworks is working at local, national and European levels to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, tackle fuel poverty, recycle business and household waste and embrace renewable energy to create a greener Scotland.

Speakers included Ben Macpherson MSP, Ian Perry, Chair of Changeworks Board of Directors and Teresa Bray, Changeworks’ Chief Executive.

Ben Macpherson MSP said: “I am extremely proud of Scotland’s determination to tackle climate change and of the Scottish Government’s ambitious commitment to reducing carbon emissions and protecting our environment for future generations. Changeworks is providing key services that are vitally important to meeting these targets and making a meaningful difference.

“We aim for Scotland to be a world leader and a progressive voice on the global stage, specifically in areas such as eradicating fuel poverty and zero waste, and organisations like Changeworks are key players in achieving this.”

Changeworks’ Champions of Environmental Change reception was held at the Scottish Parliament on 4 October 2017. Download Changeworks' Champions of Change brochure showcasing recent work and partners. Watch our short video of the event and view the photos (Facebook). 

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Notes to editors

  1. Changeworks (changeworks.org.uk) is one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities, working with organisations, communities and individuals to deliver practical solutions that reduce carbon emissions, fuel poverty and waste. Twitter I Facebook
  2. Ben Macpherson is a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Edinburgh Northern and Leith