Poor Nations To Get Funds To Fight Climate Change

Friday, December 12th 2008, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6

POZNAN, Poland (AP) - Delegates at a U.N. climate conference say they have agreed to unblock millions of dollars to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change.

The agreement was 1 of the main achievements of negotiators who hope to agree on a new climate change treaty by next December.

Mozaharul Alam of Bangladesh says government ministers have recognized the legal right to operate a climate change fund that now has about $60 million.

Until now, the fund could not operate because its board had no right to sign contracts. Alam said Friday it could still take up to a year before money is distributed to poor nations.

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