Alliance Conference 2020: The Climate Crisis from the Front Line

Event Date

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

9:00 am

Save the date for the biggest event of the year for Scotland’s international development community – the Alliance Annual Conference.

At our members’ request, the Climate Crisis will provide this year's overarching theme – an issue which affects us all, but is particularly hard-hitting for the people and communities we work with, who are forced to contend with the far-reaching consequences of climate change on the front line.

Taking place at a critical moment in the fight to tackle the effects of the climate emergency, our Conference falls in the months prior to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC, when Scotland will provide the stage for the world’s leaders and climate experts to negotiate ways forward on what is widely acknowledged as the biggest economic, environmental and moral issue that our planet faces today. 

Our conference attendees can look forward to a packed day of inspiring keynote speeches and interactive breakout sessions, exploring topics such as how to make climate action gender responsive, supporting just transitions promoting climate justice through meaningful partnership, and ensuring that the voices of those most affected by climate change are heard.

In addition to our conference programme, there’ll be plenty opportunity for valuable networking, and increased opportunities for our members and partners to celebrate and showcase their own work through an expanded exhibition space.

Keep an eye on our website, social media channels and news bulletins over the coming weeks as we announce more information, and get involved in the event by submitting your ideas for session proposals here.  


Please note that the above date is provisional and will be confirmed in the weeks to follow. Due to the current Covid-19 situation and the impact on our members, the decision was taken to postpone our original conference date of 24th September. If you had already purchased a ticket for the conference via the Eventbrite link, you will be contacted by Alliance staff in due course regarding a refund. 

To find out more about the conference and how you can get involved, contact Membership Services Manager, Catherine

We look forward to seeing you there!


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