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UK Energy Department fund to climate change mitigation efforts in Africa, Columbia

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 December 2012

The UK government will fund a renewable power program in Africa alongside a sustainable farming technology in Colombia as part of its efforts to mitigate the climate change.

Investments will be made under the country's International Climate Fund that also supports various other initiatives to curb climate change.

Stimulate greater private sector efforts in the said countries the investments will also provide low carbon energy while reduce emissions.

Department of Energy & Climate Change State secretary Edward Davey said that the occurrence of changes in the climate is a global threat and there is a need to help the communities to adapt these changes.

"Climate finance is fundamental to building resilience and capacity for countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

"Our focus will be on results that make a difference on the ground and we are working with a variety of partners, including developing countries, other donors organisations and the private sector to deliver this," added Davey.