The Scottish government awarded £600,000 to six initiatives to help some of Africa’s poorest communities combat the challenges of climate change, the government announced on Sunday.
The funding, which is being awarded to Scottish organizations working with partners in Africa, will create new jobs and sources of income, improve food security and supply water and energy, the government said.
The government's latest funding is part of the Climate Justice Fund which will distribute £3 million per year over five years to help developing countries as part of Scotland’s response to the Paris climate agreement.
'I am proud of our innovative Climate Justice Fund which is providing much needed investment to empower many thousands of people in Africa’s most vulnerable communities to find new skills and their own solutions to make them resilient in the face of climate change,' said Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic