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Financing the Just Transition to Net Zero

Tackling Climate Crisis Prioritised in Future Spending Plans Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson has pledged to maximise the use of public funding to accelerate the delivery of plans to tackle climate change. The Resource Spending Review, published this week, commits to increased spending on heat

Supporting a Greener Scotland

Record funding to deliver a just transition to net zero. Scotland’s Budget delivers record levels of investment in tackling the climate emergency – helping to protect and restore the natural environment, and slash emissions from homes, industries and transport. The 2022-23 budget provides more than

Graeme’s Column

This month, I had the enormous privilege of representing Scotland and the Scottish Government at COP26. It was a truly uplifting and motivating experience. Of course, media coverage of the event in Glasgow understandably focused on the role of world leaders and negotiators in pursuing

Scotland Leads International Charge on Transport Decarbonisation

New agreements signed as Under2 Coalition looks to Scotland’s ambitions The Scottish Government has signed five international agreements supporting the global decarbonisation of the transport sector. The agreements signed include: The ‘Further, Faster, Together’ Under2 Coalition Leaders Action Document – committing 100% of light-duty public

First Minister Rallies Delegates to Climate Challenge

Under2 Coalition members sign Net Zero pledge. Devolved governments, regions and cities from across the globe sent a strong message to world leaders yesterday, by committing to achieve Net Zero by 2050. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the General Assembly of the Under2 Coalition that

First Minister Listens to Young Global Voices

First Minister to receive Youth Statement on climate crisis. The First Minister will use COP26’s Youth and Public Empowerment Day to celebrate the ambition of children and young people in Scotland and around the world. Nicola Sturgeon will today join COP26 President Alok Sharma and

Finance Day at COP26

Investing to Tackle Climate Change The crucial role of private investment in efforts to achieve net zero will be set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today as part of Finance Day at COP26. The First Minister will join the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

First Minister: Scotland to Show Leadership on Climate Justice

Investment to tackle “loss and damage” from climate change. Funding to help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities recover from and build resilience against climate change will be announced as world leaders gather for COP26. The Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund will provide £1