Japan pledges $1 billion for UN climate change fund

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Japan will put up to 165 billion yen ($1.11 billion) into the United Nation’s main fund for helping vulnerable countries cope with climate change, the country said on Thursday.

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The UN’s Green Climate Fund is seeking contributions to fund projects in climate-vulnerable counties over 2024-2027, aiming to exceed the $10 billion it raised in its last three-year round.

Japan’s pledge, which matched its commitment in the 2020-2023 funding round, makes the country one of the fund’s biggest backers, after Germany, Britain and France.

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