$3.8m climate support for South Asia

South Asia is receiving additional funding of up to $3.8 million (£2.50m) to tackle climate change. The World Bank made the announcement to help the region prevent natural disasters. It […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

South Asia is receiving additional funding of up to $3.8 million (£2.50m) to tackle climate change.

The World Bank made the announcement to help the region prevent natural disasters.

It will support a weather and disaster improvement project to strengthen weather forecasting and natural disaster early warnings in Bhutan and the South Asia region.

A specific pilot programme for climate resilience will help the region develop a climate resilience strategy.

Annette Dixon, World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region said: “Bhutan is setting the stage for an ambitious agenda to tackle climate change and protect the people of Bhutan and South Asia from the risks of a warming climate and extreme weather.

“Bhutan has long been a champion and a global leader for climate change adaptation and disaster resilience. And with this new funding, we’re initiating a transformative low carbon strategy, which will embrace all sectors of the economy and could become a model for the rest of South Asia.”