City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Bill McKibben, Fossil Free Europe Tour


By nighteditor - Posted on 09 October 2013

Event details
Venue: 
Assembly Hall

Acclaimed author, activist, and co-founder of the international climate campaign 350.org – Bill McKibben – comes to Edinburgh as part of his Fossil Free Europe Tour.

As with previous sell-out tours in the USA and Australia, he will make the case for how the core business model of the fossil fuel industry is destroying our climate, and poses the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.

This won't be a typical lecture, but a multi-media experience that will help galvanise the movement. McKibben will bring together, on stage and on video, an impressive group of social movement leaders, organisers, climate scientists, and opinion leaders to make the case that divesting from fossil fuel companies is not just morally just, but ecologically and economically smart.

He will do so in collaboration with local movement leaders and live musical performances from the ground-breaking artist Filastine.

Tickets are on a sliding scale, pay whatever you feel you are able to. All seating is open.

Doors will open at 6:30, with the program starting promptly at 7pm.

Event is presented by 350.org, People & Planet, and Operation Noah.

The final presentation in the tour in London will be livecast for those who can't make it.