3 Nations Win Danish Climate Aid

As part of its USD40 million fast-track climate change initiative, Denmark will finance climate mitigation programs in Kenya, Indonesia and the Maldives.

“In global climate talks there is sometimes the tendency to say ‘If we don’t agree now, we’ll just agree next year.’ But if anyone suffers from that illusion they should come to the Maldives, because here you get an education that action is needed now,” Danish Minister for Climate Change and Energy Lykke Friis said Nov. 21 in a joint press conference with Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed.

Denmark is also supporting infrastructure and capacity-building projects in the Maldives, Minivan News reports.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.