Photographed are First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Scottish church leaders at a meeting last week just before she left to attend the Paris climate change conference. Because of the security situation in Paris we were not able to publish this photo until the First Minister had been to Paris, where she will undertake a series of bilateral meetings and speaking engagements promoting Scotland’s track record of action on climate change in support of an ambitious and legally binding global climate deal in Paris.
Ms Sturgeon said:
“Scotland punches well above its weight in the international effort to tackle climate change. Our world-leading targets set the benchmark the international community needs to match in the years ahead if we are to stand a good chance of limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius.
“It is no exaggeration to say that our future, and that of generations to come, depends on a successful outcome and so the stakes could not be higher. We must ensure that this summit delivers the step-change needed in the international fight against climate change.”