UK deepens climate change partnership with Pacific Islands

UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has committed funding to help support Pacific Islands in their work against climate change.

The funding comes in recognition that Pacific Islands, including Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Marshall Islands are on the frontline of climate change and are already facing rising sea levels that could undermine livelihoods, security and human rights. To date, the UK has invested over £70mn in the Pacific, focused on strengthening climate resilience and addressing security issues.

During the COP24 summit, Claire Perry launched the UK’s new Capacity Building for international negotiations Programme (CaBIN). The £15.6mn technical assistance programme will increase the capacity of low income and climate vulnerable countries to become leading voices in international climate negotiations. In addition, the government is providing £1.2mn in funding to support a Pacific Regional Nationally Determined Contributions Hub to support these countries in implementing their Paris Agreement commitments. 

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