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This year’s Festival of Politics looks at what needs to happen to tackle the climate emergency. Has the world has gone past its tipping point or can it be saved through science, technology and innovative action?
Taking place from 20-24 October, our free online panel sessions bring together politicians, academics, writers and business people to debate this question.
Book tickets now to have your say and find out more about Scotland’s role in tackling the world’s climate crisis.
Use the links below to book your free tickets on the Festival of Politics website
SPICe Spotlight blog
Read the blog from our information centre for impartial and up to date analysis of current issues
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Bills and laws
Find out about laws which have been proposed (Bills) and laws that have already been passed.
Chamber and committees
Find out what's happened in the Chamber and in committee meetings. You can also read written questions and answers.
Alison Johnstone MSP is the elected Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.
Annabelle Ewing and Liam McArthur are Deputy Presiding Officers (DPOs).
Petitions are a way to ask the Parliament to do something.
Any person or organisation can submit a petition: you do not have to be a certain age or live in Scotland.
MSPs cannot submit a petition but they can support them.
Get in touch
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- 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
If you leave a message at other times, we can call you back during opening hours. We recommend you email us if you can.
Telephone 0131 348 5000 or 0800 092 7500 (freephone). If you would like to speak to someone in Gaelic, call 0131 348 5395 (message service only)