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New commission will secure the climate dimension in development aid

Politics | 2007-09-25



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Metro writes about a new international commission that will be set up on Swedish initiative. The commission will secure that development aid is environmentally sustainable, especially considering the effects on the climate. The commission will be named commission on climate change and development. It will have its seat in Stockholm and work until the Swedish presidency of the union in 2009. The annual budget will be 10-15 million crowns. The commission will be led by the Swedish minister for international development cooperation, Gunilla Carlsson.



Gunilla Carlsson, minister for international development cooperation (photo: Pawel Flato)

The precise instructions for the commission are not clear yet but they will work with different strategies to help the poor countries rise from poverty without risking the climate. More detailed information will be presented by the government later this autumn.


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