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Connie Hedegaard: "2.34 billion euros mobilised shows Europe's clear commitment to reduce emissions"


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Following the Council's adoption of conclusions on Climate Finance - Fast Start Finance on 8 November, Connie Hedegaard made the following statement: "Despite the severe economic downturn and strong fiscal constraints in Europe, we have mobilised 2.34 billion euros in 2011."

The Commissioner for Climate Action explained that "this figure shows Europe's clear commitment to support actions for reducing emissions and adapting to climate change in developing countries".

She has also stressed that "after the first year of funding, it's very encouraging to see tangible results in a number of developing countries."

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