March 12, 2010

New DFID Climate Network to Help Developing Countries

Filed under: climate — inece @ 3:06 pm

The Guardian reports that the UK Department for International Development is set to launch the climate and development knowledge network with £50m over five years, linking poor countries with a network of experts.

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) will have access to £50m over five years to co-ordinate the supply of research and policy information from thinktanks, NGOs, and universities to governments and civil society organizations in up to 60 of the world’s developing countries.

Developing countries face a dual challenge. Climate change will force them to adapt their development paths – a traditional staple crop, for example, may no longer be viable – and these paths are running into opposition from developed countries who do not want them to contribute to the climate change already caused by rich country industrialisation.

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