Malawi gets £3.6m climate change benefits
Roseanna Cunningham, Scottish climate change secretary, announce the funding boost at the UN Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention in Bonn.
During the annual gathering to discuss tackling climate change and delivering on the terms of the Paris Agreement, she declared that the funding will support a £3.6m programme to boost agriculture and to improve production of clean water in Malawi.
As part of the Hydro Nation Justice Project, £250,000 will be spent to allow better access to water, sanitation governance and infrastructure in Malawi, while another £180,000 is going to be used to share learning between Scotland and Malawi on adapting to climate change risks.
The secretary said that tackling climate change is one of their top priorities within Scotland and now they have made £3.6m available internationally to support developing countries an particularly Malawi. Climate change is affecting everyone and Ms. Cunningham stated that the UN Conference is a unique opportunity to leave aside political differences in order to address the problem in unison.