Irish Government Contributes to Fund to help Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change

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22 November 2018

The Irish Government is contributing 5.73 Million to help developing countries with climate change.

Minister Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, recently secured government approval for Ireland to contribute fund to the Global Environmental Facility Trust Fund (GEF). The Irish Government will be contributing 5.73 million to the fund, to be paid annually starting this year and continuing through 2022. This is a fund managed by the United Nations and the World Bank which assists developing countries by funding a range of environmental projects designed to help them better cope with the impact of climate change on their local environment. It was first established in 1991 and has provided over $18 billion in grants. This is the seventh time that the fund has been replenished.

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