Trudeau pledges $2.65B to climate-change fund at Commonwealth summit

Canada will make an additional five-year, $2.65-billion contribution to help developing countries tackle climate change, as the battle against global warming dominated the summit of Commonwealth leaders on Friday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was greeted with applause by his fellow leaders when he announced Canada’s latest contribution to an international climate fund seeking to raise US$100 billion annually by 2020. The announcement came ahead of next week’s international climate change summit in Paris.

“Canada is back and ready to play its part in combating climate change and this includes helping the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world adapt,” Trudeau said in a statement.

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