Share your views on the Scottish Government Climate Justice Fund

13 September 2021

The SMP is keen to invite its members, and their partners in Malawi, to share their views on the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund by emailing the SMP CEO, David Hope-Jones, by midday 27th September.

We understand that the Scottish Government (SG) is nearing the end of an externally delivered review of its Climate Justice Fund (CJF) and, separately, the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture is undertaking a quick turnaround piece of work on Climate Justice in the build up to COP26.

The SNP have a manifesto commitment to double the Climate Justice Fund (CJF) to £24 million over four years. Malawi has greatly benefited from the CJF and hence we applaud this manifesto pledge and the general approach of looking to listen to others and draw out learning, before deciding how best to expand.

The SMP has been invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament Committee on the morning of the 30th September and has separately been invited to an SG information event about the outcome from its review of the CJF at 1pm on the 30th September.

As always, the SMP is keen to honestly, fairly and constructively represent the views of its members and the communities on the ground in Malawi engaged in this work, as it feeds into the Committee inquiry and learns more about the Scottish Government’s future plans for the Climate Justice Fund.

We are therefore inviting members, and their partners in Malawi, to share their views and experience of the CJF (good or bad), so the Partnership can represent these views with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government. You can feed in your views by email or by phone call/Zoom meeting. We are happy to maintain anonymity if this is requested.

We are especially interested in hearing:

  1. What your involvement with the CJF has been?
  2. What do you feel are the programme’s successes and weaknesses so far?
  3. Do you think the CJF has followed the Scotland-Malawi Partnership Principles?
  4. On balance, do you think the programme has been a success?
  5. What learning do you think the SG should look to capture from the CJF so far?
  6. Have you been involved in the SG review of the CJF programme so far and do you think this review has been conducted in an inclusive and effective manner?
  7. How do you think the CJF, or something similar, could be most effectively scaled-up?
  8. What part Scotland should play in promoting global climate governance
  9. Where climate justice fits in the context of our international development commitments
  10. How Scotland measures up against the Principles of Climate Justice
  11. The impact of the pandemic and post-COVID recovery on our approach
  12. What – given the emphasis of Scotland’s Climate Assembly on fairness – climate justice looks like locally and globally