Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has welcomed the news that Glasgow is set to be confirmed as the host of next year’s major global climate conference.
Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie said:
“I welcome the announcement that Glasgow is to host this major global climate conference. The science is clear, we have just a decade left to take the bold and urgent action required to transform our economy so that it works for people and planet.
“I am hopeful that hosting this event will focus minds, and embolden both the Scottish and UK Governments to recognise the scale of the challenge we face and set to work focusing all the levers of government toward tackling the climate emergency.
“Here at home we know that a Scottish Green New Deal will create hundreds of thousands of good quality jobs as we transition from a reliance on oil and gas to the renewable technologies of the future. This can be replicated globally.
“The fight against the climate crisis is being led by young activists across the planet who have recognised the damage we are doing to our planet. I am delighted that the fight back against this emergency will begin in Glasgow.”