Nicola Sturgeon announces £200,000 in funding for climate change mitigation

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 4 December 2018 in News

 Funding will be provided to the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to encourage collaboration between government, business and society to lower emissions

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Nicola Sturgeon has announced £200,000 in funding to help mitigate the effects of global warming during a trip to the UN conference on climate change.

The funding will be provided to the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to encourage collaboration between government, business and wider society to immediately lower emissions and increase resilience against the impact of climate change.

Delegates from over 200 countries will meet in Poland to discuss the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The conference comes after a new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned the world has a 12 year window to take the action necessary to keep global rises to under 1.5C.

The FM said: “We have a moral responsibility to do what we can to prevent and mitigate the effects of global climate change.

“Scotland has been widely praised internationally for our work to tackle climate change, and I am absolutely determined that there will be no let-up in our efforts.

“It requires everyone in society – individuals, businesses and governments – to play their part in changing behaviours, and I’m pleased that the Scottish Government is able to support the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action in its work.”

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