UK urged to reverse aid cut as G7 faces pressure on climate finance

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The UK is being urged to reverse its overseas aid cut as major economies face pressure to increase cash flows to poor countries to tackle climate change.

…Mohamed Adow, director of African climate and energy think tank Power Shift Africa, said: “Finance is the missing piece of the climate problem, it’s the key that will unlock greater emissions reductions and bring help for those on the front lines.

“The UK has a key role to play in this considering that it has shamefully cut aid for the world’s poorest people in the middle of a global pandemic in a year it is hosting two summits which are essential in helping the world’s vulnerable people.

“It’s particularly galling to see this aid cut when rich nations have failed to deliver on their promised climate finance.”

He said the UK restoring its aid budget would be a good first step in laying the foundations for a positive outcome at the G7 and Cop26 climate talks.

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