Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement it was doubling Scotland’s Climate Justice Fund.
He said: “Right now, across the world, people are losing their lives and homes to climate change. This announcement by the Scottish Government is a very welcome and timely acknowledgement that faster action to reduce our emissions must be accompanied by an urgent scaling up of the financial support given to vulnerable countries that are not only the least responsible for the climate crisis, but also the least equipped to cope with it.
“The detail of where this extra money comes from is important too; with only weeks to go until crunch COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland should bolster its global leadership by signalling its intent to tax the high emitters that are making the climate emergency worse. Doing so would send a powerful message to the rest of the world that that climate change isn’t just a matter of science, technology or economics, it’s a matter of justice.”
For more information and interviews, please contact: Rebecca Lozza, Oxfam Media and Communications Adviser, Scotland and Wales: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07917738450