CHOOSING OUR FUTURE

BY DESIGN, NOT DISASTER

CHOOSING OUR FUTURE

BY DESIGN, NOT DISASTER

DEBATING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO #MOVETHEDATE OF EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY

On 22nd August, the world marks Earth Overshoot Day – the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that period. Over 80 countries marked Earth Overshoot Day last year, with more set to join the global call for action. This year sees a 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint and the date move more than three weeks later as a direct consequence of COVID-induced lockdowns around the world. But this sudden change is no long-term solution.

Now The Herald, in conjunction with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the California based Global Footprint Network, are teaming up with Scotland’s most progressive business leaders, thinkers and young people as part of its ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ campaign. Join Herald Editor-in-Chief, Donald Martin, to look at the challenges and opportunities to #MoveTheDate, ask your questions and explore real opportunities to accelerate practical action to lock in sustainable, inclusive growth before the world’s leaders arrive in Glasgow for the COP26 global climate summit in 2021.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Marie Macklin CBE
Executive Chair and Founder of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company and Macklin Enterprise Partnerships

Panel Members

Catriona Patterson
Board Member, 2050 Climate Group

Mathis Wackernagel
President, Global Footprint Network

Terry A’Hearn
Chief Executive, SEPA

Professor Jaime L. Toney
Co-founder – Centre for Sustainable Solutions, University of Glasgow

Online Event

WHAT TO EXPECT

This SEPA and Global Footprint Network Online Event has now taken place. For more information on other events focussed on Earth Overshoot Day please follow @ScottishEPA.

Moderator

Donald Martin
Editor The Herald & Herald on Sunday
Editor-in-Chief, Newsquest Scotland

Running Order

5.30pm Networking
6.05pm Introduction – Donald Martin, Editor-in-Chief, The Herald
6.10pm Keynote Address
6.35pm Panel Discussion
6.55pm Panel Discussion – Q&A
7.15pm Formal Close – Donald Martin, Editor-in-Chief, The Herald
7.20pm Networking & Expo Re-Open
7.45pm On Demand Event Closes

For any questions regarding the virtual event please visit our FAQs section below.

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The event has now taken place, to discuss a bespoke event with Newsquest Scotland Event, please contact Lyndsay Wilson, Events Director –  Lyndsay.Wilson@newsquest.co.uk
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