UK Grants Climate Change Aid to Nepal

The U.K. has committed USD80 million to help Nepal deal with the impact of climate change. "Nepal is in the front line of the battle against climate change with the Himalayan glaciers melting faster than anywhere else in the world," said U.K. International Development Minister Gareth Thomas in a statement, as quoted by Xinhua. "Deforestation is Nepal's biggest source of greenhouse gases and we need to reverse that trend."

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.