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In an about-face, Australia joins UN climate fund

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 05:50

The money for the fund will be allocated from Australia's foreign aid budget, says Mr Abbott


AUSTRALIA will contribute A$200 million (S$218.7 million) over four years into a United Nations fund to help poor nations cope with global warming, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, a major policy reversal for the embattled former climate-change sceptic.


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