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Monday, 14 November 2011

EU commits funds to combating climate change

EU finance ministers on 8 November pledged to add €7.2 billion in short term funds to help poor countries deal with the effects of climate change.

“Despite the severe economic downturn and strong fiscal constraints in Europe, we have mobilised €2.34 bn also in 2011,” said the EU's Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

“This figure shows Europe's clear commitment to support actions for reducing emissions and adapting to climate change in developing countries. And after the first year of funding, it's very encouraging to see tangible results in a number of developing countries.”

Oxfam however criticised that a part of the money was already committed in a different development package, leaving an amount between 870 million EUR and 1.4 billion EUR as pure new funding.

Source: Euractiv

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