UK announces largest development assistance commitment to support climate resilience in Africa
The UK secretary of state for international development, Rory Stewart, has announced £250 million (US$321 million) in grants to tackle climate change in Africa over the next five years. The funding, the UK's largest direct commitment on climate, will ensure UK expertise can help developing countries in Africa become more climate-resilient and move away from fossil fuels onto cleaner energy sources.
The announcement was made during Stewart’s trip to Kenya. On the trip, he also committed an extra £4 million (US$5 million) in UK development assistance to help prevent malnutrition and the threat of starvation for those living off arid lands in Kenya.