EU gives Tanzania money for climate change programme

27 October 2010

The EU has contributed €2.2 million (£1.9 million) to Tanzania to help the country improve its infrastructure in the fight against climate change.

It is one of four countries that benefit from the trial scheme, which is part of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) financing mechanism, the Citizen reports.

Cambodia, Vanuatu and the Maldives are the other nations that will be given money under the scheme.

The programme aims to ensure the capacity to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change is improved.

Tim Clarke, head of the EU delegation in Tanzania, told the news provider "strong action" was needed now more than ever.

He added "through empowering local communities to improve their resilience and capacity to respond to climate change" the EU hopes to be able to work with Tanzania.

It comes after several African ministers backed the introduction of a Green Fund, which would help countries trying to set up environmentally-friendly projects.

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