cotland’s First Minister has stated she is “decided” the nation will play its half in responding to the local weather emergency forward of the Cop27 summit.
Nicola Sturgeon will attend the UN talks, which start in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday.
She vowed to do what she will be able to “to additional collaboration between Scotland and different international locations to construct upon the agreements that had been made in Glasgow” finally yr’s local weather talks.
Ms Sturgeon mentioned the function Scotland will play at Cop27 throughout First Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.
Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell requested the First Minister how the Scottish Authorities intends to construct on the legacy of the Glasgow Local weather Pact, which was agreed following Cop26.
The pact, signed final November, noticed 197 international locations conform to strengthen their emissions-cutting targets for 2030 by the tip of subsequent yr in an try and cease international warming climbing above 1.5C.
Ms Sturgeon stated: “If the world is to ship on the Glasgow Local weather Pact, all nations must proceed to extend that ambition and take credible motion to succeed in net-zero emissions.
“Over the subsequent few days, I’ll attend Cop27 to do what I can to additional collaboration between Scotland and different international locations to construct upon the agreements that had been made in Glasgow and to proceed Scotland’s management, not least on the difficulty of loss and injury.
“Though we’re not but a member state of the UN or celebration to the Paris Settlement, Scotland will do its half by sharing our personal experiences of delivering net-zero targets at dwelling as a part of a simply transition, and likewise by serving to to amplify the voices of these most impacted by local weather change but additionally fairly often excluded from the controversy.”
It comes after the UN Surroundings Programme warned final week that based mostly on international locations’ present plans to deal with emissions, there isn’t any credible pathway in place to restrict temperature rises to 1.5C, the edge past which the worst impacts of worldwide warming are anticipated.
As an alternative, the world is on observe for two.4C to 2.6C of warming and local weather disaster, it stated.