Forth summit will study climate change

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The changing natural environment of the Forth will dominate the agenda at a key conference in North Queensferry on November 17.

The Forth Estuary Forum is welcoming a distinguished list of speakers from a variety of relevant organisations both local and national to its 23rd annual conference, to be staged at the Queensferry Hotel, St Margaret’s Head, North Queensferry under the title Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation on the Forth.

Forum manager Chris Cutts said: “The Forth Estuary, in common with many East coast firths, may face many challenges from climate change including rising sea levels, coastal erosion and habitat loss.

“The Forth is internationally important for natural and cultural heritage, economically vital and densely populated so anyone interested in the present day picture and the future of this beautiful coast should consider attending this conference”.

Presentations will cover a wide spectrum of inter-related topics, for example sea level change, the economic value of saltmarshes, national and regional marine planmning, and how a community group aims to manage local coastal erosion.

The popular Soapbox Session is on the programme again, giving any delegate the chance to talk to the conference for five minutes on a topic related to the Forth of interest to them.

If you would like to contribute contact the organisers by phoning 01383 420104 or email: info@forthestuaryforum.co.uk.

You can also book a place at the conference via the same number or email.