£600k grant aid for Africa projects
Projects to help tackle climate change in some of Africa’s poorest communities are to benefit from £600,000 of Scottish Government funding.
The creation of a solarpowered electricity grid to power a cooling system for milk production, upgrading water and electr icity infrastructure and improved nutrition for schoolchildren are among six projects in Malawi and Zambia to be helped by the Cl imate Justice Fund.
The funding is being awa rded to Scot t ish organisations working with groups in Africa and is designed to create new jobs.
It will distribute £3million per year over five years to help developing countries as part of the Scottish Government’s response to the Paris climate agreement.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “Climate change is a huge injustice.
“The poorest and most vulnerable people across the world are the hardest hit, but they have not caused the problem.
“We know countries like Scotland have a moral duty to make sure our lifestyles do not cause harm to the world’s poorest.
“I am proud of our innovative Climate Justice Fund, which is providing much-needed investmentto empower many thousands of people in Africa’s most vulnerable communities to find new skills and their own solutions to make them resil ient in the face of climate change.”