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Making sense of chaos – the role of legislation and action in climate change in Scotland.

“Making sense of chaos – the role of legislation and action in climate change in Scotland” by Mike Robinson from Royal Scottish Geographical Society. The talk will be chaired by Dr Janet Xuanli Liao.

Time: 4:30-6:00pm Wednesday 4 October.

Venue: Carnegie Lecture Theatre, University of Dundee.

Topic: Making sense of chaos – the role of legislation and action in climate change in Scotland

Mike Robinson – Biography

Since 2008 Mike has been the Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS). Previously he was Head of Development at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and prior to that he spent ten years with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Edinburgh and six years with Unilever.

Mike has a very long standing and deep voluntary involvement. He helped establish and chaired the largest coalition ever formed in Scotland (Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS)) which led the civil society campaign to push for the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 and is still on the board a decade later. He was a trustee of Scottish Environment Link and was recently elected as Honorary Fellow, and is a trustee of the Polar Academy and Live Active Leisure. He has been a trustee of more than 20 well known UK and Scottish environment and human rights bodies and advised and chaired a handful of government groups, mostly around climate change. He is currently working on promoting solutions to climate change in which Scotland can take a lead, but which will have the greatest global impact, and has therefore begun to focus specifically on transport and climate literacy.

Mike has received a handful of awards for his contribution to the environment, climate change, renewable energy and fund-raising, including the inaugural Scottish Green Awards Outstanding Contribution to the Environment and the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Environment award. Previously Mike has been on expeditions to Borneo and various of the world’s mountains. This August he plans to swim across the world’s third largest whirlpool off the coast of Jura in the inner Hebrides – the Corryvreckan whirlpool, to help raise money for RSGS and for a bit of a laugh.


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