Campaigners pleased by FM's climate justice pledge
07 December 2015
At the UN climate talks in Paris, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce today (Mon 7 Dec) that the Scottish Government is to invest £12 million over four years in its Climate Justice Fund.
Reacting to the news, Tom Ballantine of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
"Tackling climate change is an issue of justice. Like other wealthy nations, Scotland benefited greatly from the era of fossil fuels, and it means we owe a climate debt to the world's poorest people, who are the most affected by climate change.
"We're very pleased by the Scottish Government's ongoing commitment to the Climate Justice Fund. We hope that other governments in Paris will now follow Scotland's example, and provide urgently needed support to people who are already struggling against the effects of climate change."