Freitag, 22. November 2013

UK urges the world to prepare for action on climate change and puts brakes on coal fired power plants

(LEXEGESE) - All nations at this week’s international climate change talks must leave Warsaw with a clear political understanding that a new global climate deal will be agreed in 2015, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey told the conference today. Mr Davey also announced that the UK will join the United States in agreeing to end support for public financing of new coal-fired power plants overseas, except in rare circumstances in which the poorest countries have no feasible alternative. The two governments will work together to secure the support of other countries and Multilateral Development Banks to adopt similar policies. Recognising the increasing impact of climate change on the world’s poorest countries, Mr Davey has also pledged £50 million from the UK’s International Climate Fund to help more than 860,000 people adapt to those impacts. He called on developed countries to scale up their climate finance commitments.

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