Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Gibson urges strong take up for climate change fund

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Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson is encouraging local groups to apply for a share of the Scottish Government's £18.8 million climate change fund.

Launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochead and Patrick Harvie MSP, Convener of the Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, the fund will allow for community-led action to reduce carbon emissions.

The fund will be open to groups such as schools, voluntary organisations and charitable groups.

Mr Gibson said...

"This is a welcome announcement from the Scottish Government and shows that they have a strong commitment to tackling climate change."

"Local groups can play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions and as well as improving the quality of life for those in the community. This fund is an excellent chance for groups to address climate change locally as well as providing schemes that get people involved in improving their locality ."

"Many environmental schemes exist in the Highland and Islands so I would urge early applications as I expect a strong take up."


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