Scotland’s diverse sector of asset-owning community organisations is helping to address the climate emergency. This is being achieved through a range of initiatives. Community bodies are providing education and advice on energy efficiency, supporting local food growing and consumption, and helping people to reuse, repair and recycle. They are undertaking renewable energy generation, peatland and woodland conservation and sustainable transport initiatives. This list is not exhaustive, illustrating the wide range of potential means through which community owners of land and built assets can address climate change.

Community Land Scotland (www.communitylandscotland.org.uk) wishes to document and showcase the diverse ways in which communities that own land and/or buildings are using these assets or  otherwise engaging in initiatives to respond to the climate emergency. They have asked Inherit (www.inherit-institute.org) to carry out this research on their behalf to identify the range and extent of previous and current initiatives involving community land and built asset owners.

The first stage of the research consists of an online survey. Inherit would be grateful if you would complete this so that they can document how community land and built asset owners are helping Scotland to address climate change.

The survey will open on Monday 23rd November and close on Friday 11th December. You can access the survey using this link:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EQ2DB6/

They wish to hear from you if:

  • You represent an organisation which owns land and/or buildings, works for the benefit of local people and is accountable to an open membership within your local community;
  • Your organisation is currently or has previously been engaged in activities which in some way could help address the climate emergency. We are interested in initiatives of all scales and types which are making a contribution to tackling climate change and its impacts.

Please contact Dr Bobby Macaulay at Inherit if you have any questions regarding the research-bmacaulay@yorkat.co.uk.

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