Ahead of COP26, this year’s Climate Week is an opportunity to build momentum before the summit.
This toolkit is for private, public and third sector organisations.
It includes information on delivering your own events and communications, with the aim of raising awareness of COP26, showcasing your organisation’s plans for COP26 during
Scotland’s Climate Week and helping to build an understanding of how everyone can play their part to help tackle the
global climate emergency.
Throughout Scotland’s Climate Week, and in the lead up to COP26, businesses and organisations can showcase their climate leadership to the world and inspire others to take action. We’re encouraging businesses and organisations to:
There are lots of ways to get involved in Scotland’s Climate Week. You can showcase your commitments and plans for net zero, make pledges for future commitments, share your plans with your customers or staff, or help to build awareness of climate change with employees, colleagues, customers or stakeholders – the opportunities are endless.
Promote your activities using the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek to be part of the conversation on social media and help build momentum throughout Scotland’s Climate Week.
During Scotland’s Climate Week we’re encouraging businesses and organisations to run their own climate events to highlight the global climate emergency and how your employees or customers can take action.
When hosting your own event, consider your audience (is it for internal staff or wider?) and whether an online or in-person event would be best for your organisation, given the COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We have a selection of Zoom and Teams background which you can download and use for any digital event you host. These can even be personalised with your own logo and branding:
Remember to share details of your planned events using the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek to show how your business or organisation is raising awareness.
To help you raise awareness of climate change, we’ve put together some key facts on the global climate emergency, Scotland’s net zero target, our just transition approach and COP26. You can use these points as a discussion guide to help support your conversations and events.
Many businesses and organisations have changed their working practices since the pandemic. And as we emerge from the pandemic we have an opportunity to encourage behaviours that can help tackle climate change and get us to net zero emissions. To help you discuss opportunities for taking action on climate change as part of your event, we have provided some information on positive behaviours below, including general business behaviours and others categorised under our key themes of transport, food, waste, energy, nature and outdoors.
We’ve put together a handy list of potential discussion questions to help you get started with your event. These are categorised under the themes of transport, food, waste, energy, nature and the outdoors. Feel free to use these or any others you can think of to spark conversation.
After hosting your event and talking with staff and colleagues, you can make your own pledge to tackle climate change for the two weeks of COP26 (31 October – 12 November 2021). You could do this as a business or organisation, or encourage staff, stakeholders and / or customers to make their own pledges as individuals or in groups.
These are only some ideas – there are lots of things you can do to tackle climate change. Please tell us what you are doing! If your organisation or staff have committed to a pledge, we would love to hear about it. Post your pledge, either as an organisation or an individual, on social media and let us know by using #ScotClimateWeek and tagging @ScotGovNetZero.
We have a range of marketing materials to help facilitate your conversations and to communicate climate actions to your audiences. All our content is available to view and download via the links below. These materials can be shared with your employees, stakeholders and customers through your social media channels, website and intranet.
Backgrounds for use on Zoom and Teams, which can be used for your own online events and customised with your business or organisations logo.
A Let's Do Net Zero and COP26 newsletter header, available in various formats.You can use these for any communications you wish to send to staff, stakeholders or customers via email.
Use the Let’s Do Net Zero and COP26 signature to show your support throughout Scotland’s Climate Week. There is also the option to customise with your own organisation’s logo.
This film helps raise awareness of the global climate emergency and can be used across your own organisation’s social media channels.
To help support your employees, stakeholders and customers in taking positive action to tackle the global climate emergency and reduce their emissions, we have a range of short 15-second behaviour specific films that you can use on your organisation’s social media channels.
Whatever you do for Scotland’s Climate Week, please remember to promote it on social media using #ScotClimateWeek and tagging @ScotGovNetZero.
Find out more about how your business can do net zero.