10 September 2019
Commenting on the news Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in December 2020 (COP26), Lang Banks, director at WWF Scotland said:
"The fossil fuel era began in Scotland and in 2020 the nations of the world must come to Glasgow and say that this generation will be the last fossil fuel generation and that they are serious about increased action to address the joint climate and nature emergencies we face.
“Scotland was the first nation in the world to declare a climate emergency and last week the First Minister put this at the heart of her Government’s work for the next twelve months.
“Between now and 2020, when the eyes of the world will be on us, it’s vital these commitments are being put into action so we can demonstrate how embracing bolder action on climate in Scotland reaps benefits for people and our economy.”