UN leaders to hear of Scots work on climate

Environment minister Stewart Stevenson has said he will urge world leaders to share Scotland’s ambition to benefit from a low-carbon economy.

He will attend the United Nations Convention on Climate Change later this month.

Mr Stevenson said: “We are immensely proud of what Scotland has achieved to date on the climate change agenda in the private sector, local government and by individuals.

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“I want to press upon global leaders that the choices we make now will echo through generations and across country boundaries.”

The 17th annual convention will be held in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December and will discuss the advances made towards tackling climate change.

Mr Stevenson said Scotland is showing leadership in the area, helping developing countries to understand the challenges of climate change, and pointed to the international investment in Scotland as evidence of the progress being made.

He said: “Scotland’s vision for a low-carbon economy has been praised by investors, energy companies, NGOs and environmental commentators.”