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Aid Organisations Support Climate Strike

Tuesday September 17 2019

Climate protest at the Scottish Parliament in February. Picture by Adrian Shaw


Two leading Scottish international aid organisations are joining together to urge people to support Friday’s Global Climate Strike.

Young people are expected to take to the streets in hundreds of towns and cities across Scotland and around the world on September 20, to demand action on the climate emergency. The youth climate strike movement is calling for everyone, young and old, to stand in solidarity and mobilise alongside them.

Christian Aid Scotland and SCIAF have decided to support that call and encourage their staff and supporters to join the mobilisations happening across Scotland, including the marches in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Sally Foster Fulton, head of Christian Aid Scotland, said: “As partners committed to eradicating poverty, we know that communities around the world are increasingly on the sharp end of this devastating climate emergency. People who have done little to cause climate change are now the ones feeling the full effects. That is why we are calling on the people of Scotland to join us and millions of others around the world to demand climate justice for the world’s poorest”.

Lorraine Currie, SCIAF’s Director of Integral Human Development, said: “The global climate emergency is the number one issue facing the poorest countries in the world. We welcome and celebrate the civic responsibility these young people are showing. We are inspired by their example and will be joining them to demand urgent action to reduce emissions and protect the world from climate catastrophe.”


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