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by Staff reporter
07 November 2022
Nicola Sturgeon issues COP27 action call to world leaders

Nicola Sturgeon issues COP27 action call to world leaders

Nicola Sturgeon will today urge world leaders at COP27 to deliver on the commitments made in the Glasgow Climate Pact.

The First Minister is attending the international climate summit in Egypt and says agreements made last year, when it was held in Scotland, must be honoured.

The FM met with key figures yesterday, ahead of the formal opening of COP27, including UNFCCC executive secretary Simon Stiell and Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados.

She and Mottley will be amongst those taking part in an all-female panel discussion on financing decarbonisation and the FM will also meet representatives of developing nations in the global south to hear what they want to see delivered at this year's talks. Ahead of this, she called on developed nations to deliver on "promises to finance adaptation and mitigation" for countries already impacted by climate change.

Sturgeon said: "World leaders must use the next two weeks to take meaningful steps to deliver on the promises made in the Glasgow Climate Pact.

"We are gathering against a tense backdrop and the geopolitical landscape has changed significantly in the last year, not least as a result of Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine. However, the climate crisis has not gone away and the answer to many of the global crises we face, such as energy security and food shortages, lies in going faster."

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