skip to main content

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon's, backing to an economic future post-Covid-19 welcomed

Wind farm and farming

Community Windpower’s owner and managing director, Rod Wood, has welcomed the news that Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has added her backing to the economic future post-Covid-19.

The First Minister has joined hundreds of top national and regional leaders from around the world who have urged governments to place the Paris Agreement climate targets and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of economic recovery measures.

This is because the ‘business as usual’ is no longer an appropriate response to the escalating coronavirus crisis.

Rod said: "The Covid-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on society and the economy, but there are some positives that we can see from the recent travel restrictions.

“Carbon emissions and levels of other pollutant have dramatically gone down, showing just how much a clean, green environment can help all our lives.

“In the coming months and years, the situation will remain challenging which is why we must all work together to find the answer that will support a strong recovery.

“I’m pleased to see Nicola has joined the many number of people who are supporting the transition to a zero-emission economy and committing to low-carbon investment.

“This will help ensure job creation, social justice, and the long-term health and wellbeing of citizens and natural ecosystems, while building a society that is more resilient to future shocks.”

The full story can be read here

Community Windpower has initiated a £255,000 Covid-19 crisis fund in Scotland, alongside host communities and councils, which is available to organisations and charities to support people in these uncertain times.


Back to News

  • © 2014 Community Windpower Ltd
  • Company Registration Number: 04588923
  • VAT number: 845 147 422
Visit our BeGreen Website