Malawi benefits from Scotland’s climate fund
President Lazarus Chakwera says a Scottish fund of about $2.4 million for poor countries hit by climate change is making a significant difference in Malawi.
Chakwera said this in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday.
“What Scotland is already doing is what everybody else needs to be doing,” Chakwera said.
He said the Scottish fund for poor countries hit by climate change should be a prototype for the whole world.
Chakwera added that describing the money as aid is wrong and that it should, instead, be seen as countries taking responsibility for climate change together.
Scotland has allocated about £2 million ($2.4m) to climate change interventions, one of which is benefitting Malawi.
Meanwhile, natural resources management activist Julias Ng’oma has said with the scale of damage caused by recent cyclones such as Ana and Gombe, more funds are required to address the challenges.
“There is a lot of work related to identification of non-economic loss and damage and the need to find ways of financially supporting this. Other developed countries can learn from the Scottish example to support interventions related to loss and damage” Ng’oma said
The Scottish government announced in 2021 that it would begin funding so-called “loss and damage” projects
Loss and damage refer to the impacts of climate change such as increasing storms and more destructive weather patterns.