First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will address this year’s UN climate conference, COP23 in Bonn, on Wednesday 15 November.
Following an unprecedented invitation from Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, she will speak at a High Level Plenary session of COP23 on behalf of states, regions and devolved governments around the world at the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action closing event.
The First Minister said:
“Scotland is absolutely committed to tackling climate change and our targets are the most ambitious in the UK.
“But it is not enough to just focus on domestic targets. That is why Scotland is also active in tackling climate change at a global level. We are signatories to the Under2 Coalition to reduce worldwide carbon emissions and are party to the Marrakech Partnership.
“International summits like COP23 are vital to tackle climate change and it is an honour to be asked to speak on behalf of the states, regions and devolved governments in the Partnership.”
Nicola Sturgeon also plans to meet Church leaders who are part of the World Council of Churches delegation.
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