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Visions of climate heritage competition

EDM (Early Day Motion) 965: tabled on 08 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for its excellent Visions of Climate Heritage Competition which was developed in partnership with the Heritage Trust Network and the Scottish Council on Archives in response to the climate emergency; notes that the competition encouraged entrants to capture scenes of Scotland’s changing landscapes and the impacts of pollution and extreme weather and that winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included internationally renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; further notes that entries covered a wide range of topics including the shift from fossil fuel-based industries to renewable energies and how low water levels during a prolonged dry spell illustrate the fragility of our ecosystems; congratulates in particular Young Creatives winners, Cerys James and Morgan James from East Renfrewshire, with Cerys winning the 16-17 years category with her fantastic photograph April Showers illustrating the need to find new ways to reduce the impact on the rate of increase in global temperatures and protect the plants that play a vital role in sustaining life on Earth, and Morgan winning in the 12-15 years category for his photograph Our fish are made of plastic, inspired by the increasing amount of litter, particularly plastic, entering our oceans; and endorses the view of HES that images from the exhibition can help to inspire the positive and sustainable changes required on the journey to net-zero.