Two days of discussion and debate on the environmental issues that affect us all

Kirsty Wark hosts Saturday 23 June

Pauline Sanderson – The Everestmax Journey
The inspiring story of a team who walked and cycled from the lowest point on the earth, the Dead Sea, to the top of Mount Everest.

Inspired by the BBC’s Dragons Den, The Dragon’s Glen – New Energy Solutions Click here to find out more or to pitch your idea.

Kirsty Wark chairs our panel, other panellists include:
Will Whitehorn Director of Virgin Galactic and spokesman for the UK’s best-known entrepreneur; caretaker of the Virgin brand; space tourism expert.
Keppie Design Architects for the award winning SNH HQ in Inverness. Their challenge was to create a benchmark for best practice in sustainable commercial building.
Author of Climate Change Begins at Home and Greenhouse Gas Sinks, Dr Dave Reay is a climate change scientist who is also designer and editor of the new science website Greenhouse Gas Online.

Pow-Wow in a Tepee – The Global Picture
Depending on who and where you are in the world climate change looks very different... Join Scotland’s International Scholars for a stimulating international pow-wow. Hosted by Dr Dave Reay & sponsored by British Council Scotland.

Lord David Steel hosts Sunday 24 June

Suprabha Seshan – Inspiration from the East
Director of the Gurukala Sanctuary in Kerala, India, was presented with the UK’s top conservation award, the Whitely Award, in 2006. Suprabha was subsequently invited by Princess Anne to become an Ambassador for the environment.

Mark Edwards – Hard Rain
“Hard Rain is electrifying - the most moving slide presentation I have ever seen. An extraordinary experience”. Philip Noyce, Director of United Nations Global 500 Forum. Mark’s travel to over 150 countries graphically illustrates our headlong collision with nature.

OUTSIDER CONVERSATIONS – Shaping the Future, Climate Change, and Everything
Chaired by Lord David Steel, former leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and first presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament. Expect a hot debate.
Panellists include: Jeremy Leggett described by Time Magazine as 'one of the key players in putting the climate issue on the world agenda.' Before setting up solarcentury he was an award-winning scientist, oil-industry consultant, and Greenpeace campaigner.
Alistair McIntosh Writer, lecturer, social activist, broadcaster and campaigning academic from the Isle of Lewis; a Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology (CHE) a director of the Gal Gael Trust and Visiting Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde.

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