The UK is increasing the money for climate activities in the development pot by at least 50%, to a further £5.8 billion of funding from April 2016 to March 2021, including at least £1.76bn in 2020. The UK is a leader on climate finance – we are the only G7 nation to meet the 0.7% aid commitment and the only one to enshrine it in legislation.
The UK is a leader on climate finance – we are the only G7 nation to meet the 0.7% aid commitment and the only one to enshrine it in legislation.The UK is a leader on climate finance – we are the only G7 nation to meet the 0.7% aid commitment and the only one to enshrine it in legislation.
Luckily it doesn’t cost money to fix the weather, it makes money.
To ensure a more secure and prosperous future for us all, the UK is playing its part by helping some of the most vulnerable communities become more resilient to climate change and by supporting the developing world to take the clean energy path to growth and prosperity rather than the high carbon route”.
Why stop at five billion. Let’s spend ten, I say…
Indeed, apparently reducing carbon emissions could fix migration too:
As well as helping vulnerable countries to reduce their emissions, finance can also help them better adapt to weather extremes and rising temperatures associated with climate change. This can increase their resilience, alleviating pressures on natural resources such as land, water and forests, which could lead people to sell their property or migrate.
Because millions of people are trying to move into countries which have low emissions of CO2, like Mali, Chad and Afghanistan, right?
Or is that because the world will be 0.00C cooler thanks to the UK government spending, and storms, floods and droughts will stop?
Over 40,000 people died in the last British winter. (Is that right? It seems awfully large?)
From the beginning of December until January 16, there were 8,800 more deaths than average of 25,000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The rate soared by 33 per cent in the week up until January 16, when there were almost 15,000 deaths, as the bitter cold snap took hold.
An additional 3,000 deaths are expected this week as temperatures plunge to their coldest of the winter so far.
h/t Colin, commiserations to the Brits, especially cold elderly folk.