Nicola Sturgeon correspondence with New York Times regarding COP 27: FOI release

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All correspondence (including emails, texts, whatsapp) between Nicola Sturgeon, her advisers, the Scottish Government and the New York Times in regards to her appearing at their “On the Verge of Progress: Where Will COP27 Take Us” panel at Cop27.


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