First Minister’s stance on Scotland’s duty to act on climate change is applauded by the WWF and supported by 76% of Scots

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At the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik, reported in Energy Voice, the First Minister said:

‘Action on climate change is, first and foremost, an overwhelming moral imperative – and Scotland is leading the way internationally in combating it. Yet with Scotland employing almost 60,000 people in low carbon industries, there is still scope for significant further growth. Our northern nation neighbours are obvious partners in this. Scotland is taking an increasingly prominent role in the work of the Arctic Circle Assembly and associated cooperation, and I believe there are clear benefits for us all by forming closer ties. That is why I look forward to welcoming representatives from across the region to the Edinburgh forum next month.’

I’ve already reported on the wider links in the North and East being explored by the SNP as we await Brexit with trepidation, at:

SNP Government making new links to North and East in preparation for Brexit failures by UK Government

Sarah Beattie-Smith of the WWF applauded the First Minister and the SNP Government saying:

‘The First Minister is absolutely right to say that Scotland has a moral imperative to tackle climate change and that there are significant economic opportunities ahead as our country moves towards a low carbon future. The Scottish Government’s upcoming Climate Change Bill is a unique chance to set ambitious new targets and deliver innovative policies that will, once again, put Scotland at the cutting edge of climate action.’

https://www.energyvoice.com/other-news/153238/wwf-double-first-ministers-moral-imperative-statement-climate-action/

Earlier this year a survey by the WWF of 1 000 Scots found 76% agreeing that the Scottish government should act to reduce climate change emissions. That figure is up from 67% in 2016

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17 thoughts on “First Minister’s stance on Scotland’s duty to act on climate change is applauded by the WWF and supported by 76% of Scots

  1. Bugger (the Panda) October 13, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Something absolutely guaranteed to get the Unionists frothing at the mouth.

    Scotland is acting on the World Stage as an already independent nation and setting the pace.

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    • macgilleleabhar October 13, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      I agree with you on both counts. Having Scotland acting as a normal country normalises the concept of Scotland being an independent country. With our First Minister on the world stage it can only highlight Scotland as a progressive modern outward looking country.

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  2. John October 13, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Well that was SNP good , wait for the backlash !

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  3. Alasdair Macdonald. October 13, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Both BBC and STV provide fairly anodyne reports on their politics pages. Tunnocks teacake going into space gets more prominence. The BBC is allowing comments on the Reykjavik visit. There is a lot of unionist bile and bale. However, pro independence commenters and rafters are performing a stalwart service.

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      • Alasdair Macdonald October 14, 2017 / 9:50 am

        I was not at home at the times of the scheduled broadcasts on these days, so, I cannot answer your question.

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  4. macgilleleabhar October 13, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I agree with you on both counts. Having Scotland acting as a normal country normalises the concept of Scotland being an independent country. With our First Minister on the world stage it can only highlight Scotland as a progressive modern outward looking country.

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    • Alasdair Macdonald October 14, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      When Alasdair Gray unearthed the phrase ‘work as if you are in the early days of a better nation’ I think this is the kind of thing he had in mind. Act as a normal country does.

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      • Bugger (the Panda) October 14, 2017 / 6:25 pm

        It is an apposite aphormism.

        I need more red wine

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  5. johnrobertson834 October 15, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Bugger, you might have invented a new word. Is it pithy too? That reminds me. Those Imperial helmets were useless. you might even say they were pith.

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    • Bugger (the Panda) October 15, 2017 / 8:48 am

      That is Jackie Baillie

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  6. Bugger (the Panda) October 15, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Aphorism

    Bugger and Baillie

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