Cut carbon to aid poorest countries in world

CUTTING carbon emissions in Scotland can help the world's poorest countries, according to climate change minister Stewart Stevenson.

Writing in the Scottish Christian Aid Newsletter, he said the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed – the poorest would suffer the earliest and the most. And, as a responsible nation, Scotland could play its part in helping vulnerable developing countries.

"We can do that not only through the work we fund in some of Africa's poorest countries, but through the actions we take here in Scotland to slow the pace of climate change," he said. "We are also assisting through the provision of a fund to Commonwealth countries for off-setting carbon emissions generated by the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This will be targeted at climate change education, adaptation and mitigation."

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