Minister Mykkänen comments on climate funding

Kepa has studied Finland’s climate funding: in its new report is says that the funding has crashed. Usually the funding for climate work comes from development aid. The same applies to Finland, and the cut in development aid made a few years ago also affected climate funding. Minister for Development Kai Mykkänen says that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has found that climate issues are decisive in development work and therefore they invest in it. « As we don’t have more money, we get more done, for example, through investments in renewable energy. » The money has increasingly been directed towards the poorest countries, where the need for energy is growing.

Media:  Suomen Kuvalehti
Date: 31.10.2017
Journalist: Elina Venesmäki
Main source: Minister Kai Mykkänen

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