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EU Pledges 420 Million Euro for Haiti

The European Union has promised more than 420 million euro in aid to Haiti. 229 million will go for humanitarian aid and immediate restoration after the earthquake.

Jean Quatremer however criticizes the lack of publicity for EU aid.

Climate Change Aid Plans Not Sufficient?

Financial Times reports that the European Union is to offer €15 billion a year to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change.

According to FT this offer falls short of what developing countries have said is needed. Additionally, the proposal reportedly contains language suggesting that the EU could use development aid promised for poor countries as part of its climate-change contribution. This idea is contested by NGOs that use development aid.

The question of aid needed by developing countries to engage in reducing their emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change is one of the four political essentials for Copenhagen formulated by Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).