Cabinet Secretary announces new climate fund for Malawi

The Cabinet Secretary of Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham announced £3.2 million funding for the Climate Challenge Programme Malawi (CCPM) at a conference on the environment and social justice in Rome in July.

The Cabinet Secretary said it was a clear sign of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling climate change, 

“It is our moral responsibility to do what we can to help tackle the effects of climate change, as unpredictable weather is devastating the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. This £3.2 million fund will work with communities in southern Malawi to come up with ways of adapting to severe storms, floods and droughts, ensuring people have access to basic essentials we take for granted, such as food and water.

SCIAF director Alistair Dutton said it was a great honour to be chosen to deliver the project,

“SCIAF is delighted to have been chosen to manage the Climate Challenge Programme Malawi. We have a strong record of successfully delivering climate justice development programmes in Malawi and the region, and working closely with local partners and communities to ensure our work has the biggest impact.

This programme will help vulnerable communities in southern Malawi cope with the climate challenges they face by increasing the food, water and clean energy they have. I’ve no doubt this programme will help change the lives of many poor and vulnerable Malawians for the better.”