UK to help developing nations tackle climate change

A new government initiative that aims to use the UK’s climate adaptation expertise to help other nations tackle climate change has been launched. Energy Secretary Ed Davey met with representatives […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new government initiative that aims to use the UK’s climate adaptation expertise to help other nations tackle climate change has been launched.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey met with representatives from the Met Office, Environment Agency and other government departments yesterday to create a package for developing countries.

Examples include the Met Office using its expertise to improve seasonal forecasting in Africa and the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service, which provides advice and information to UK businesses, the public sector and other organisations on adapting to climate change.

Mr Davey said: “The UK is a global leader in tackling climate change and the major threat it poses to our prosperity and security. With the crunch climate talks in Paris just months away, the world needs every ounce of expertise and effort available if we are to limit temperature rises and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

That is why I want to bring together the UK’s wide ranging climate service expertise so we can assist other nations in dealing with the impacts of climate change.”