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Festival of Politics 2021
20 to 24 October
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Festival of Politics 2021

In partnership with Scotland’s Futures Forum

Bringing together academics, writers, policymakers, business people and politicians, the Festival of Politics debated what action needs to happen to tackle the climate emergency.  

Taking place over five days in October 2021, our online panel sessions discussed if the world has gone past its tipping point or if it can be saved through science, technology and innovative action. Themed around the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals, it also explored the impact of climate on other issues such as poverty and inequality.

Event Schedule

Wednesday 20th October

Events taking place on this day

Safe city spaces for everyone

Time: 5pm - 6pm Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Employerability versus Employability

Time: 7pm - 8pm Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In Conversation with George Monbiot

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thursday 21st October

Events taking place on this day

Will vegans really save the planet?

Time: 1pm - 2pm Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Cut your food's carbon footprint

Time: 3pm - 4pm Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Violence Against Women

Time: 5pm - 6pm Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

What will power my home in 2045?

Time: 7pm - 8pm Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Friday 22nd October

Saturday 23rd October

Events taking place on this day

How will a just transition affect me?

Time: 10am - 11am Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Fast Fashion

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

This is not a drill

Time: 6pm - 7pm Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Sunday 24th October

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