Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, today restated Ireland’s commitment to meeting the needs of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, announcing a €1 million contribution to the LIFE-AR Initiative which works on climate action at community level in developing countries.
Speaking at an online international Climate Adaptation Summit hosted by The Netherlands, Minister Brophy said:
“Future generations will look at how we are responding to the challenge of climate change, including how we respond to the needs of those most vulnerable to its effects.
I am pleased to endorse the Principles for Locally Led Adaption, brought forward by Least Developed Countries. These principles guide Irish Aid’s approach to its investments in climate action, ensuring that our support reaches those most in need.
As a practical demonstration of that support, I am pleased to announce a €1 million contribution this year to the LIFE-AR Initiative. Ireland has supported the Initiative from the beginning, which promotes local communities having direct access to finance for climate action.”
The Least Developed Countries’ Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience – LIFE-AR – was established in 2019, at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Ireland was a founder supporter of the Initiative.
Today’s endorsement of the Locally Led Adaptation Principles is a practical demonstration of Ireland’s leading role in supporting the world’s least developed countries deliver their long-term vision for a climate-resilient future. Ireland’s international climate support is focused on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States, with an emphasis on support to the furthest behind.
26 JANUARY 2021