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Madrid COP25 climate summit

Published: 06 Dec 2019 00:01

Working together to tackle climate change.

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham will attend a series of engagements at the COP25 UN Climate Summit in Madrid.

Her schedule will include a number of roundtables and bilateral meetings with other nations to discuss ways to tackle the climate emergency. This will include attending Saturday’s annual general assembly of the Under2 Coalition, of which Scotland is a member alongside devolved, regional and local governments from across the world.

During the COP25 summit a formal decision is expected to be made on the UK’s bid to host COP26 in November 2020, with Glasgow as the host city.

Ms Cunningham said:

“With our legally-binding target to become a net-zero society by 2045, and the most ambitious and stringent climate legislation of any country in the world, Scotland is a world leader on climate change.

“The only way we can successfully tackle the global climate emergency is for all nations to work together, to exchange ideas and agree shared actions. That is why I am pleased to be here in Madrid to represent Scotland.

“In particular, I am keen to address some of the key areas we all need to be thinking about if we are to tackle the climate crisis, including adaptation, oceans, gender and the importance of tree planting and peatland restoration.”