Deep Adaptation Dialogue – Sat 15th June 1-4.30pm, Edinburgh

DATE: Sat 15th June, 1 – 4.30pm

VENUE: Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace EH1 2JL

As more of us consider the possibility of societal collapse due to climate and ecological crisis, there is growing desire to gather and discuss what it may mean for our own lives, communities and work. Not to hear simple answers, but to share a range of information, emotions, ideas and options. Join us in this open dialogue, which will use the Open Space format to generate the conversations that those present want to have.

Co-hosted by Climate Psychology Alliance Scotland, Green House think tank and XR Edinburgh with support from Deep Adaptation Forum.

Introduced with video presentation by Prof Jem Bendell


FREE but donations towards venue & refreshments costs are very welcome

Please read Jem’s paper Deep Adaption: a map for navigating climate tragedy 

We will also celebrate the publication of two new books by Climate Psychology Alliance and Green House think tank which discuss themes relevant to deep adaptation:

Climate psychology: on indifference to disaster

Facing up to climate reality: honesty, disaster and hope








  • Climate Psychology Alliance Scotland seeks to find psychosocial solutions and insights into climate change and related topics. Find out more about climate psychology here.
  • Green House is a think tank that aims to lead the development of green thinking in the UK.
  • Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh mission is to take urgent action in the face of catastrophic climate change as part of the global climate justice movement.
  • The Deep Adaptation Forum is an international space to connect and collaborate with others who are exploring implications of a near-term societal collapse due to climate change. 
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NZ Psychological Society conf 2018 – presentation

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I gave a brief whizz round my phd research, the methodology and some of the key findings. The presentation can be downloaded here Andrews_NZ PsySoc conf 2018_pres


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