Climate action “must be central” to Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Scotland’s Environment Secretary has urged.
The 12-month run-up to the COP26 summit in Glasgow is a “critical time” for tacking the climate crisis, Roseanna Cunnigham has emphasised.
She added the UN environmental conference could be an opportunity to “showcase” Scotland’s “world-leading approach” to tackling climate change.
The Glasgow summit was delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is due to see heads of state, climate experts and campaigners gather from November 1, 2021.
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Marking a year to go until the summit, Ms Cunningham said: “Amid the enormous challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global climate emergency has not gone away – far from it – and the Scottish Government remains absolutely committed to playing our part in global climate action.