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The Scottish and UK governments must step up their efforts

We have a chance, however, to fix our broken world by prioritising a fair and green post-COVID-19 recovery that works for people and our precious planet. Huge sums of money are being allocated to stimulate the economy and protect jobs, and the decisions we make today will have a huge bearing for years to come. We must choose to build a sustainable future by investing in a recovery which also helps to make our common home healthier and more resilient - not weaker and more unstable.  

Action is needed at every level in society and we urge political leaders to show leadership by opting for durable solutions to climate change and the major crises we’re facing. We need to rethink the way we live and treat our environment.  

For our ‘new normal’ to be successful, our governments must start putting the health of the planet and the world’s poorest people at the heart of all decisions. The time to act is now. 

Over 1,300 of the charity’s supporters have added their names to an open letter to the First Minister and the Prime Minister laying out a positive vision for a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

We also undertook a Christmas themed photo stunt with an oversized postcard addressed to the First Minister and the Prime Minister to reinforce our call for a just and green future.

Image 2 GGeraldine Hill and Jonathan McAveety of SCIAF pose with an oversized postcard addressed to the First Minister and the Prime Minister to push for a just and green post-COVID-19 recovery. Credits: SCIAF