While all eyes are on Glasgow throughout COP26, there are events, displays and discussions taking place all around Scotland, the UK and wider world. Today, one of our CHEC representatives stumbled across a wonderful interactive display while out walking on the hills at Bennachie, in Aberdeenshire. They sent through the following photos we wanted to share to give people an idea of some of the other events happening in Scotland throughout COP26.
The climate change project was made to share important messages alongside COP26. The trail was made by a group or organisations including:
- Bailies of Bennachie
- Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS)
- Outdoor Woodland Learning Scotland North East Group (OWLS)
- Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service
- North-East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership
The groups were wanting to explore what their local environment does for them, rather than focussing on faraway habitats like the Amazon. One of their findings showed that Bennachie captures the greenhouse gas emissions of fewer than 20% of the population of Inverurie. Less than 20% is under 3000 people for an area of vast forested land. This really highlights the challenge that lies ahead.
The trail is only temporary but is recommended especially for local people interested to learn how their local habitat is impacted by global warming and climate change. A guide to the carbon trail can be located here.
Have you visited the Bennachie Carbon Trail? What did you find most interesting about it? Let us know in the comments below!