The European Climate Commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, recently announced that The European Union (EU) will support 79 developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) with a €8 million ($891m) to implement a global deal to combat climate change.
According to the commissioner, Europe has decided to stand by these countries who are the most vulnerable to climate change in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Also, the ACP group and EU have agreed common positions on the next steps to implement the Paris Agreement, thereby strengthening the cooperation of member states to promote low-emission, climate-resilient development. Hence, the EU has announced support of 800 million euros up to 2020, with around half earmarked for climate action.
Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), said: “Implementing the Paris Agreement is not only about ensuring the very survival of the 79 ACP countries, but also about building sustainable, resilient and prosperous economies and societies worldwide.”