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  1. Morgan
    Morgan March 7, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Am i reading it right, that funding to meet commitments at Paris accord will be (at least partially) taken from aid budget for climate change related projects?

    1. Peter Burnett
      Peter Burnett March 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      In a statement from the then Minister for the Pacific Steve Ciobo, the government confirmed that all the billion dollar pledge made by the Prime minister in Paris would come from the aid budget – see the article by Nic Maclellan in the January edition of Islands Business magazine. Citing Ciobo, Maclellan reports that the billion dollar pledge includes the $200 million pledge for the Green Climate Fund made by Julie bishop at the Un climate talks in Lima in 2014 – so $200 million of the billion is already locked in

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