Scotland issues £1m to help developing countries tackle climate change

Scotland has announced funding worth £1 million to help developing countries tackle climate change. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the money will allow countries identify climate issues and track […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Scotland has announced funding worth £1 million to help developing countries tackle climate change.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the money will allow countries identify climate issues and track their impacts.

The decision will also help improve global progress following the Paris Agreement, which will be ratified by the UK before the end of the year.

Ms Sturgeon added: “Following the Paris Agreement on climate change, countries can’t just stand back and wait – we all have to deliver. The funding I am announcing today will help developing countries better measure and track climate change, leading to a greater global understanding of how effective we are in limiting its effects.

“This is also a clear signal that we’ll do everything we can to remain an open, outward looking country that works to strengthen our partnerships around the world.”

Last week, Scotland said it would provide funding to improve energy access in Malawi.