October 25, 2019 / 12:51 PM / a month ago

Governments pledge $9.8 bln for global climate fund

PARIS, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Donor governments pledged $9.8 billion in fresh financing for the Green Climate Fund, set up to help developing nations tackle global warming, the head of France’s Treasury said on Friday.

Environmental and development funds like Oxfam had hoped that the pledging conference in Paris would raise as much as $15 billion to help meet developing countries’ needs. (Reporting by Leigh Thomas Editing by GV De Clercq)

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