MORE than 4,000 people have signed The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s (SCIAF) call for climate action.

The petition was delivered today to Prime Minister Boris Johnson by SCIAF volunteers, ahead of COP26.

'3 asks. 2 weeks. 1 planet.' calls for the UK Government to:

  • 'Pay to protect the poorest communities on climate change: Make sure financial support is given to those impacted by climate change so they can adapt and recover.'
  • 'Act now to stop runaway climate change: Make sure world leaders commit to keeping rises in global temperatures below the disastrous 1.5°C threshold.'
  • 'Listen to those on the frontline of the climate crisis: Make sure that people worst affected by the crisis are at the heart of the climate talks'

Launched in August, the petition was signed by 4,080 people, who are 'joining in a chorus of tens of thousands calling for action from around the UK'.

Geraldine Hill, Advocacy Manager at SCIAF said: "The poorest communities in the world have been hit hardest by the climate emergency.

"SCIAF’s supporters have made their voices heard and expectations are now on Boris Johnson and world leaders to take action in Glasgow.

"We’re calling for communities to be given financial support to adapt and recover from climate change, for those on the frontline of the climate emergency to be listened to, and for global warming to be stopped in its tracks."