THE former president of Ireland has praised Scotland's approach to tackling climate change, claiming it has an "enviable record" which is benefiting the economy.
In a letter to The Herald today, Mary Robinson, now a prominent activist against global warming, says Scotland has "shown the way forward" by introducing legislation and targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"The Scottish Parliament passed a Climate Change Act in 2009 which gives legal character to the national commitment to combat climate change. That means that Scotland is numbered amongst the few countries in the world to adopt climate change legislation – the most meaningful signal of a nation's commitment to act," she wrote.
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