Apr 22

Chinese Climate Change Project 2017/2018

The Chinese Community Development Partnership (CCDP) from Glasgow have secured a share of almost £10 million made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. 

CCDP has been awarded a Climate Challenge Fund grant totalling £79,072.40.

The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grant programme that is managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The Chinese Community Development Partnership will run the Chinese Climate Change Project to help the Chinese community in Glasgow reduce their carbon emissions. This community-led project will offer support to achieve improvements in home energy efficiency which will tackle both carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Additional activities aim to increase levels of sustainable travel, while wider engagement will explain the links between everyday lifestyle and climate change. This 12-month starts between April 2017- March 2018.

Maryanna, Manager of Chinese Climate Change Project said:

“We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund will continue to support the project for another year.

This year, in addition to providing free home visit and advice on home energy savings, we will organise several meaningful environmental activities. We will also collect data to measuare the effectiveness of energy conservation and carbon reduction activities.”

David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful said:

“We are delighted that Chinese Community Development Partnership has been successful in securing funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and encourage the local community to take advantage of the support available through the Chinese Climate Change Project.

“We look forward to supporting Chinese Community Development Partnership as they implement their project and empowering many more communities to take action on climate change. We see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

Since the Climate Challenge Fund was introduced in 2008, 622 communities across Scotland have been awarded grants totalling £85.8 million to run community-led projects that reduce local carbon emissions, improve their local areas and help them adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Further information at www.climatechallengefund.org