With less than one month to go before Glasgow hosts the COP26 summit, Gordon MP Richard Thomson has highlighted Scotland’s commitments to climate action as part of the ‘Countdown to COP’, where it is hoped that participating nations will come together to secure a greener, cleaner world that safeguards the interests of current and future generations.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
"The success of COP26 in Glasgow later this year will set the tone for the climate challenge in the years ahead and I'm keen for Scotland to play whatever part can in making it a success.
"Scotland has the most ambitious climate change legislation in the world and in November we will be centre stage at a vital time in the global fight against climate change.
“I’m delighted that the Scottish Government are leading the way with efforts to tackle climate change and also ensure a just transition to a net-zero economy by investing in the technologies of the future. The £500million transition funding announced recently by the First Minister for the North-east to secure low carbon jobs in our area is essential as we look to move towards a just transition, and increasing the number of people working in the renewables sector.
“Scotland is being held back by a Westminster government which is prepared to ditch key commitments on climate change - that is why we need a referendum for recovery to make use of the full powers independence would bring.”