Commonwealth leaders back climate change fund
Commonwealth leaders have got behind a proposal from the UK and France to create a climate change fund that would see wealthier countries supporting poorer countires to combat global warming and climate change.
Many of these Commonwealth countires face major flooding and other environmental problems if climate change is not adressed soon.
Commonwealth leaders have pledged to back a multi-billion-dollar fund to help developing nations deal with climate change.
The fund, proposed by UK and French leaders at the Commonwealth summit on Friday, would start next year and build to $10bn annually by 2012.
Many Commonwealth members are island states threatened by rising sea levels.
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