Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland can mark a turning point on climate. Across Scottish business, communities and public organisations there is a significant amount of work underway to respond to the climate emergency. Much of this was showcased last week during Scotland’s Climate Week. At the start of the week I announced that Scotland will fund and host the 16th Conference of Youth (COY16), the UN’s official youth event for Cop26.Young people have been among the strongest voices calling for urgent action to address climate change and I am proud that the Scottish government will ensure those young people’s voices are heard. Every one of us has a role to play in delivering the transition to net zero in Scotland, and our voices can help spur UN member states to raise their ambitions. Cop26 will also be vitally important in securing a just transition. That means giving people the skills, training and education to secure good, high-value jobs in green industries. It means job security for those in industries that will play the biggest part in the transition.
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