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Ask the Prime Minister to pay up for damage caused by climate change

At COP26, the Scottish Government committed £2 million to help people recover from the damage caused by climate change – a world first. But, while this is a welcome start, on its own it’s simply not enough without other countries stepping up to compensate the hungry, the homeless, or those who are losing all hope. 

Instead, we need a global solution – a substantial pot of money that every rich country pays into. A pot of money that will help communities recover from the loss and damages of the climate crisis, rebuild and start again. And we need it now. 

For this reason, we are calling on the UK government to build on Scotland’s example ahead of COP27 in November. As the outgoing COP President, the UK government must commit funds to pay towards this damage and encourage the richest countries to do the same. 

It's time to pay up. The time for action is now.

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