5 February 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spent the second day in North America in Washington DC and New Jersey.
She met CEO of Marriott International Arne Sorenson in Washington DC to acknowledge Marriott’s continued investment in Scotland and to hear from Mr Sorenson about trends in global tourism.
She then met the Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy to sign a joint agreement to tackle climate change.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 5, 2019
The two administrations have agreed to
- Share experience and best practices on tackling climate change
- Work with like-minded countries, states and regions to increase ambition on climate change
- Promote business and economic opportunities created by the transition to a low carbon economy
The First Minister said:
We all have a moral responsibility to tackle climate change and the Scottish Government has set ambitious targets to reduce emissions and increase our electricity from renewable sources.
“Climate change is a global problem and agreements like these, working in partnership with like-minded administrations, will help us tackle the harmful effects it has on the planet. I look forward to working with New Jersey as we work towards our shared ambitions.”
She finished the day at a dinner with around 50 key figures in US industry, media and politics to highlight Scotland’s enormous potential.
The First Minister wil be in New York on the third day of her visit to North America where she will have meetings at the UN and will speak at a Scotland is Now investment event.