Election debates can be a great way to find out what your local candidates think on climate issues, and give local voters a chance to hear from the people bidding to be their MSP. 

There are lots of reasons to organise a climate debate. A few include:

  • It’s a chance to put your questions to local candidates in a public forum. 
  • It gives members of the public a chance to question their candidates
  • There are lots of issues being discussed at the election. By framing your event as a climate debate, you make sure local candidates are getting questioned on the climate emergency
  • You can get commitments from local candidates to back your campaigns, then follow this up if they’re elected.

This guide will help you set up a debate in your area, including tips on sticking to election rules, and holding events online.