Later this week Scotland is expected to set in motion a plan aimed at helping some of the world's most financially-challenged countries deal with the problems brought about by global climate changes.
Apparently, Scotland’s decision to implement such a program comes from its becoming aware of the fact that, even though these countries have rather undeveloped industries and therefore are the last to be held responsible for the ever-increasing levels of pollution, they are the ones finding themselves most affected by the constant release of harmful substances into our environment.
To put it bluntly, it is quite obvious that the people in poor countries mainly rely on local trades such as fishing, raising livestock and agriculture so as to make a living.
This means that the activities they are usually involved in virtually cause no damage to the natural world, provided that certain boundaries are respected.
However, it is also a well-known fact that recent changes in weather conditions, such as global warming and the growing number of storms and tornadoes typically affect these types of trades first: crops cannot grow in places where droughts seem to have taken permanent residence and are quickly destroyed when storms hit.
According to clickgreen.org
, the launching of Scotland’s Climate Justice Fund is the direct result of the intense collaboration between the First Minister Alex Salmond and Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and an activist for human rights.
The concept that they wish to bring into the general public's attention is that of “climate justice,” which, as Alex Salmond explains, “"links human rights and development, and puts people at the heart of our economic system.”
Besides helping those in need, Scotland also hopes that its actions will set an example for other heavily industrialized countries and that many will hurry to offer their support to this cause.
All in all, the Scottish people and the Scottish government are to be highly esteemed for their endeavor, especially given the fact that most nations are only concerned with whatever kind of havoc climate change wrecks in their own backyard.