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#ClimateStrike at ECCI

ECCI will open its doors to host a series of events addressing the climate crisis this Friday as school pupils, students and citizens across the world join forces for a day of global action.

The strike is supported by the University of Edinburgh, which is encouraging all students and staff to take 30 minutes out of their day to attend events and stalls.

One such event, Responding to the Climate Crisis, led by the University of Edinburgh's Social Responsibility and Sustainability department, is aimed at helping staff and students learn more about the University’s strategic approach to the crisis - including its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2040 - and have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the University's approach.

Staff and students from the School of GeoSciences will also gather at ECCI to think creatively about how to transform GeoSciences into a low carbon, sustainable place to work and study and make posters and banners for the strike before joining the march to the Scottish Parliament.

ECCI staff and project teams will join events to showcase how the centre supports the University’s climate change commitments and offers a unique space for local and international impact.

ECCI Interim Director Ed Craig said: "ECCI supports the University’s drive to meet its ambitious targets, working to accelerate the move to a zero carbon society by bringing people together and creating a hub of knowledge and expertise to kick-start new ideas and deliver ground-breaking projects.

"All those participating on Friday know that there is no time to lose and ECCI looks forward to continuing to play our part.

"Good luck to all on Friday here in Edinburgh and across our fragile planet and may it lead to action."

What ECCI's doing to tackle climate change

ECCI's work is fuelled by in-house expertise and networks of thought leaders across government, business and academia. Together we power cutting-edge public policy, innovative low carbon businesses and projects, and professional education to deliver real change - in Scotland and globally.

Check out ECCI's news feed for the latest news and meet innovative start-ups like SolarisKit and Waterwhelm, working hard to tackle the climate emergency on ECCI's Climate-KIC Accelerator programme, and get the latest on Scotland's hopefuls in ClimateLaunchpad - the world's biggest green ideas competition.

Find out about ECCI's policy-focused activity and the work of ClimateXChange - Scotland's Centre for Expertise on Climate Change - based at our low carbon hub and the Sustainable Scotland Network, Scotland’s largest network of public sector sustainability professionals.

Read about how ECCI has joined forces with NERC & SAGES to match climate-focused postgraduate students with a wide range of public sector organisations and innovative start-ups to provide meaningful research work opportunities.

Find out how ECCI is helping to deliver a new initiative to boost climate action in Edinburgh, Belfast and Leeds with the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) and the FEED-X project, which aims to radically transform 10 industries in 10 years, to deliver a more sustainable food system.

Take a look back at our review of 2018 - from hosting the global final of the world's biggest green ideas competition to spearheading the launch of China’s first low carbon college, delivering a raft of cutting-edge new projects and supporting low carbon enterprises to bag £1.75 million.

How will you get involved on Friday?