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Climate summit in Morocco: Danish support for technology in developing countries

16.11.2016  14:42
The Danish government is allocating DKK 11 million to developing countries towards the use of climate technology in connection with the climate summit COP22 in Morocco.

”Many developing countries have the political will to address the challenges of climate change, but lack the technology to carry this out. This is why it is crucial that we help the countries by offering them real professional advice, both in terms of helping them adapt to climate change and to strengthen the developing countries by ensuring low CO2 emissions,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, who adds that there is increasing demand from developing countries for help to address the challenges of climate change.

The Danish support will be delivered through an international consortium, the Climate Technology Centre and Network, which is led by the UN agencies UNIDO and UNEP, both of which are headquartered in the UN City in Copenhagen.

In 2016, the consortium expects to offer professional advice to 70-100 initiatives in the developing countries, more than double its contribution in 2015. For example, The Columbian government received help this year to develop a monitoring system, which measures the progress made in the country’s efforts to implement climate change adaptation.

”Green technologies and solutions are the key to reaching the goal of the Paris Agreement on limiting the global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. We have the solutions and technologies available here in Denmark, so now it is about making them available to those countries that are looking for the climate solutions. The new aid programme will help with this,” says Kristian Jensen.

For further information, please contact:
Poul Kjar, press advisor, tel. +45 41865975