UK must reverse aid cut to help poorer countries tackle climate crisis, charities warn

UK must reverse aid cut to help poorer countries tackle climate crisis, charities warn
‘It’s particularly galling to see this aid cut when rich nations have failed to deliver on their promised climate finance,’ says the head of an African climate and energy think tank. Chantal Da Silva reports

The British government is being urged to reverse its overseas aid cut to ensure that poorer countries are receiving the support they need to help tackle the crise climatica.

While the Reino Unido has doubled its climate aid to £11.6bn, it has faced scrutiny after slashing its overall aid budget from 0.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent of GDP in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The cut to aid, charities have warned, could have a negative impact on other countries’ own efforts to combat the climate crisis.

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