The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was international by nature, just like the climate crisis itself.

I was lucky enough to be in the heart of the conference and there was a clear sense or urgency among the delegates, a real awareness that time is running out.

The Paris Agreement drafted in 2015 committed the world’s nations to a target of keeping the global temperature to no more than 1.5 degrees warmer than pre-industrial levels.

That was an important step, but the time is now for the nations of the world to agree a precise, urgent, and practical way to make the ambition of Paris a reality in Glasgow. A report released during COP showed that we’re falling well short of that target. We’re on track for 2.4 degrees which would be utterly devastating.

For many delegates from the Global South in Glasgow, climate change is about life and death. Food security, clean water and protection from rising sea levels, floods and wild fires are basic human rights.

Those who have done the least to cause the crisis are now reaping the consequences of our actions. It’s why its so important to make progress towards helping poorer nations adapt to the climate change that’s already here.

In Paris, $100bn a year was agreed by the rich nations to support countries to adapt so far very little of this has materialised.

In the past, the climate crisis has been described as something distant that happens at the polar ice-caps. That’s not the case anymore.

Clackmannanshire is no stranger to flooding and as the climate crisis worsens we’ll see more and more extreme weather incidents. The flooding that caused chaos in Tillicoultry a couple a months ago will become common place and more severe.

One of the biggest sources of pollution in Scotland is transport and decarbonising the way we get around will be central to our climate response.

That’s one of the key reasons why I’ve been a longstanding advocate of reopening the Alloa to Dunfermline rail line, so that people have a viable alternative to the car when travelling throughout the region.

Earlier this year Clackmannanshire Council formally recognised the existence of a climate emergency, and I’m pleased to see the local authority acting to support people in fuel poverty.

But no council can tackle the climate crisis alone, support from central government is needed.

The agreement between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government is an important starting point for action, and a step towards ending Scotland’s contribution to the climate crisis.

It will deliver a £500m transition deal which will support communities currently reliant on oil and gas jobs, bold plans to decarbonise the way we heat our homes.

It also provides vital support for nature restoration, protecting threatened species throughout Scotland’s countryside, creating new green jobs and supporting biodiversity.

We face a global crisis, but the local solutions create an enormous opportunity to deliver a brighter future.

Even without the threat of a catastrophe looming over us the changes we need to make will make our lives better and our country greener.