A Climate Emergency in Dumfries & Galloway: Online Event – 3rd Nov, 7.30pm

In 2019, Dumfries & Galloway Council declared a Climate Emergency and set the target of our region emitting net zero carbon by 2025 – the most ambitious target in Scotland.


An online event taking place on the 3rd of November will outline what a changing climate means for us here in South West Scotland, what can we learn from data collected over time, the information we need to capture now, and how can we all play our part in meeting the target.


The event, hosted by the Galloway Glens Scheme, is a partnership between Sarah Farrell: D&G Council’s Climate Emergency Project Officer, Councillor Dougie Campbell:  D&G Council’s Environment Champion and Stuart Ferns from Drax, the operators of the Galloway Hydro Scheme. The format of the event will be a series of presentations, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Reserve your free place through Eventbrite here:

(or search Eventbrite.co.uk for ‘Galloway Glens’).


Councillor Dougie Campbell, Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Environment Champion said,

“Long before governments enforced environmental laws, Patrick Geddes, a 19th century Scottish Biologist used the phrase ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’. These words are now even more relevant to climate change than they were during his lifetime. Dumfries and Galloway Council has embarked upon an ambitious plan for our region to be carbon neutral by 2025. That’s less than five years from now and it’s a huge challenge but everyone can to play their part locally to halt global warming. We need to change the way we live and work and every act to reduce our carbon footprint, no matter how small, contributes to the global response. As the Council’s Environment Champion I’m delighted that this event has been organised and I very much look forward to working in partnership to make Dumfries and Galloway a carbon neutral region.”  


Sarah Farrell, Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Climate Emergency Project Officer, said:

“I’m looking forward to the event next week – it’s an opportunity to set out the work going on behind the scenes following the declaration of the climate emergency and how Dumfries & Galloway can respond.”



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