A Youth group is to get funding to support action on climate change in a collaborative project between Scotland and Malawi. It is one of several initiatives being developed between the two nations.
The Scottish Government will be putting £50,000 towards the 2050 Climate Group. The group will advise and work with their partner organisation in Malawi on tackling climate change.
Nicola Sturgeon,the First Minister, announced the funding at the 2050 Climate Group Youth Summit in Glasgow.
“The 2050 Climate Group and Young Leaders Development Programme do fantastic work empowering our young leaders to support the delivery of a just, low carbon future.
“I am pleased that with Scottish Government support it is now possible to expand their efforts, to work in partnership with young people in Malawi through the Malawi Scotland Partnership on the need for global climate action.
“It is especially fitting that we are able to make this announcement in 2018, our Year of Young People, and when we have just been honoured with a visit from the President of Malawi.”