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Celebrating Gender Day at COP26

Pledge on climate change and inequalities. Fourteen international leaders and leading campaigners are among those who have signed a statement launched by the Scottish Government calling for the role of women and girls to be advanced in addressing climate change. It's Gender Day at #COP26

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

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

61% of young people say public transport central to combatting climate emergency. All under 22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party. New

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

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

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, speaking at a podium in Bute House

First Minister Praises ‘Inspirational’ Young People

Launch of the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth. Young people will be the conscience of COP and world leaders must act on their demand for urgent action to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say today. Addressing 400 delegates from

New Green Jobs Workforce Academy

Advice service launched as ScottishPower announce 135 new green jobs in Scotland. People will be able to access information, advice and skills needed to thrive in a net-zero economy. The new Green Jobs Workforce Academy, delivered by Skills Development Scotland, will help people take a

Young Scots Work Promise

£70 million investment in youth employment Young people looking to enter the workforce will benefit from £70 million of investment from the Scottish Government. The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to protect people from the economic impact of COVID-19 by offering every 16-24 year old in