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What are donors doing to help developing countries address climate change?

“We need action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we need it now.” - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

In the lead-up to COP15, there have been renewed calls for developed countries to assist developing countries’ efforts to reduce their greenhouse gases emissions.

OECD data show that members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provided USD 3.8 billion in bilateral official development assistance (ODA) in 2007 to help developing countries reduce their own emissions. This represents about 4 percent of total bilateral ODA that year. The largest donors were Japan (USD 1.3 billion), Germany (USD 0.8 billion) and France (USD 0.5 billion). This funding contributes to sustainable development and greenhouse gas reduction in developing countries’ energy, transport, water and forestry sectors.

These data are based on the Rio marker on climate change, established by the DAC.

by S. C.
05 december 2009, Food & Fun > Nature

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