UK Pledges $214 Million to Africa to Combat Climate Change

Or is it for climate-controlled mansions for Africa's many autocrats?


Britain will give a further £133m to help Africa adapt to climate changeand reduce emissions, the energy secretary, Ed Davey, has announced in Doha.

£98m of the money will go to the Green Africa Power project, to stimulate investment in large-scale solar, wind and hydro power. It is expected to lead to the building of 270 megawatts of power generation capacity, saving 3.9m tonnes of carbon dioxide. A further £14m will support small-scale renewable projects, mainly in Uganda, and £21m will help with water supplies.