This week in parliament I spoke to a range of organisations who were working in coalition to highlight the dangers of climate change and call on the Scottish government to take a lead in climate change issues ahead of The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21, will be held from November the 30th to December the 11th, 2015 in Paris.
The conference will bring together around 40,000 participants in total – delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members. It is the largest diplomatic event ever hosted by France and one of the largest climate conferences ever organized.
Many organisations in Scotland who support a call for governments to take action on climate change have worked together to call for the first minister to attend the conference and are asking the Scottish parliament to make its voice heard and become a world leader in the fight against climate change and environmental protection.
I signed this pledge and wrote that for me the “love of” our grand children is the most important motivation in taking action on climate change.
More information on the work done in the lead up to COP21 and details of the conference itself can be here: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en