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Tanzania climate change

Climate change is already affecting the most vulnerable people in the world, especially affecting agriculture and food production, as can be seen in this parched field in the Kilosa District of Tanzania.

Ireland has pledged almost €2 million to help the world's poorest countries tackle the growing impact of climate change.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced the funding on June 5th, World Environment Day.

The funding will strengthen the ability of Least Developed Countries to adapt to climate change and tackle environmental degradation, including support to engage in crucial climate negotiations which culminate in Paris in December.

The funding will strengthen the ability of Least Developed Countries to adapt to climate change and tackle environmental degradation, including support to engage in crucial climate negotiations which culminate in Paris in December. 

2015 is a pivotal year in human history as international community comes together to achieve global consensus on sustainable development and climate change. The effects of climate change are already impacting the most vulnerable people in the world, from smallholder farmers in Africa to inhabitants of the Small Island States of the Pacific.

Irish Aid support the voices of those most vulnerable who experience the impacts of climate change daily to be heard at climate change negotiations to inform the international community on their experiences and perspectives on climate change. 

In addition to training and support for vulnerable communities, funding will be provided to the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ) to promote the participation of women in these global negotiations.

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