Following the cautious progress made during COP26 in Glasgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP announced an additional £5 million of funding while speaking at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm-El-Sheikh, taking Scotland’s commitment to £7 million - £2 million more than the UK.
Tackling the climate crisis remains an absolute priority and Scotland is taking significant action including:
- Providing funding to enable communities to take direct action to address the impacts of loss and damage including slow-onset effects, such as sea level rise, non-economic effects, and the loss of cultural identity
- Helping people tackle existing inequalities, including gender inequalities, exacerbated by the impact of climate change
- Providing its experience of work to deliver a just transition in the energy sector to support other countries making the shift to renewable and cleaner, greener energy