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Net Zero with Nature

Hosted by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) 180 delegates were invited to the ‘Net Zero with Nature’ conference to address the climate crisis and what needs to happen in the Cairngorms National Park to tackle the issues.

Watch the presentations made to the conference here from Grant Moir (CEO CNPA), Robert Cain and Liam McAllan (CYAT), Roseanna Cunningham (Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform), Chris Stark (CEO Committee on Climate Change), Dr. Mike Rivington (James Hutton Institute), Professor Alison Hester (James Hutton Institute) and Dr Pete Mayhew (Director of Conservation & Visitor Experience CNPA).

Grant Moir, CEO of the Cairngorms National Park Authority introduces and welcomes delegates to the Cairngorms Climate Conference – Net Zero with Nature on March 9th 2020. Followed by an introduction and overview of the day by Nicky Marr, Conference Host. Hosted by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) 180 delegates were invited to the ‘Net Zero with Nature’ conference to address the climate crisis and what needs to happen in the Cairngorms National Park to tackle the issues.

Robert Cain and Liam McAllan from the Cairngorms Youth Action Team talk about their experiences as young people living in the Cairngorms National Park and why addressing the climate crisis matters most to their generation.

“The global climate emergency is the single biggest threat to our future and we must act now” this is the message Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform gave to delegates at the Cairngorms Climate Conference.

Chris Stark is the CEO of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and in his presentation ‘The big picture and the challenge’ outlines the evidence supporting the recommendations being made by the CCC and the climate choice Scotland faces towards achieving net zero by 2045.

Download the presentation slides here: Cairngorms Climate Change Conference 2020 Chris Stark

Dr. Mike Rivington of the James Hutton Institute presents the findings of the Snow Cover and Climate Change in the Cairngorms National Park Report published in December 2019, outlining the future of snow in the area over the next 60 years.

Download the presentation slides here: Cairngorms Climate Change Conference 2020 Mike Rivington

Professor Alison Hester, of the James Hutton Institute, spoke to the Cairngorms Climate Conference: Net Zero with Nature on the topic of climate in relation to woodlands in the Cairngorms National Park. Using modeling data and mapping her presentation outlines the potential for woodland expansion across the park over the coming decades.

NOTE: The maps contained in the presentation are only illustrative of how the model can be used and do not represent proposed areas of woodland expansions in the Park.

Download the presentation slides here: Cairngorms Climate Change Conference 2020 Hester Baggio Gimona

Dr. Pete Mayhew, Director of Conservation & Visitor Experience for the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) talks to the Cairngorms Climate Conference – Net Zero with Nature about tackling the climate emergency together in the Cairngorms National Park and the role of the CNPA.

Download the presentation slides here: Cairngorms Climate Change Conference 2020 Pete Mayhew