Scotland-California join forces to fight climate change

Scotland has joined forces with California in a bid to tackle climate change. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with the Governor of California Edmund G Brown this week and […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Scotland has joined forces with California in a bid to tackle climate change.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with the Governor of California Edmund G Brown this week and discussed how the two nations can work together to achieve the ambitions set out in their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Both countries seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

They also discussed the importance of offshore wind in tackling climate change and considered how the two governments could share knowledge and best practice in developing the technology.

The MoU states: “California and Scotland both recognise that there are significant economic benefits in jobs, investment, growth and trade of clean energy and the low carbon economy from taking swift action to combat climate change and that failing to do so will cost future generations dearly.”

The Scottish Government recently announced £30 million of funding to help make homes more energy efficient.