Europe & International Affairs

How does EU membership help us to tackle climate change and pollution?

As part of the EU we can work with other Member States to tackle global challenges like climate change and pollution. By Member States acting together, we can increase our impact in the global climate negotiations and talk as equals with big powers like China, India and the USA. EU Climate diplomacy was vital in securing the global climate change agreement in Paris in December 2015. Scotland also works closely with our EU partners to deliver the benefits of climate action together – through our collaboration with Ireland on marine renewable energy and with Denmark on the development of district heating.

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