Min Brophy announces €3.5 million in funding to support climate adaptation in developing countries
Press release08 November 2021
The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., attending COP26 in Glasgow today announced a funding package of €3.5 million aimed at assisting least developed countries adapt to the effects and impacts of climate change.
Speaking from Glasgow, Minister Brophy said:
“When I talk to leaders of countries most vulnerable to climate change, they tell me that they need more support for their adaptation efforts. That is why adaptation is a key priority for Ireland, and in particular Irish Aid’s contribution to international climate action. I am delighted to announce this significant package of Irish Aid funding, which will assist the most vulnerable communities. I look forward to working closely with our partners who provide this vital support.”
Today’s funding package announced by Minister Brophy is made up of two elements:
- €1 million to the National Adaptation Plan Global Network to support national-level adaptation in developing countries; and,
- €2.5 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), to support adaptation activities in some of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries.
8 November 2021
Notes for Editors
- The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network was created in 2014 to support developing countries in advancing their NAP processes, and help accelerate adaptation efforts around the world.
- Ireland joined the Network at COP26, along with announcing funding of €1m for the Network.
- The LDCF is the only international fund completely dedicated to supporting LDCs and with a primary focus on adaptation to climate change impacts. LDCF funding helps recipient countries to reduce climate change vulnerability in priority sectors and ecosystems. Ireland has provided over €11 million in funding to the LDCF between 2014 and 2021