One of Scotland’s richest men is hoping to find the country’s answer to Greta Thunberg for ideas on how to address climate change. Sir Tom Hunter, the businessman and co-founder of the Hunter Foundation, will work with Scottish schools to help identify ideas to reduce environmental damage — and is enlisting the help of Sir David Attenborough. The naturalist and broadcaster will be guest speaker at a dinner in Edinburgh on February 18, run by the foundation. Secondary school pupils who enter a competition on how they would address what has been termed the “climate and environmental emergency” will have an opportunity to attend the charity dinner at the National Museum of Scotland, and may get the chance to put a question to the conservationist. With the European parliament urging all EU countries to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, young environmentalists will be asked what could be done in Scotland.
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