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UK's 'green' aid to be spent on building new coal power stations in developing world

The World Development Movement slammed a UK government plan to put almost £400 million of 'green' aid designed to assist developing countries low carbon development into a World Bank fund that will subsidise new dirty coal power plants.

The £400 million represents almost half of the UK’s Environmental Transformation Fund – Gordon Brown’s flagship £800 million fund to assist developing countries to deal with the impacts of climate change and develop low carbon economies.

Benedict Southworth, director of the World Development Movement said:

Huge new alliance to tell world leaders to put people first

A huge new platform of unions, development agencies, faith and environmental groups plans to tell world leaders attending the G20 summit in April that only just, fair and sustainable policies can lead the world out of recession.

The alliance, which includes the TUC, Oxfam, ActionAid, Friends of the Earth and CAFOD, is calling on people to join a major demonstration for jobs, justice and climate in London on Saturday 28 March, five days before the summit.

Tar sands speaker event

As part of People & Planet's Ditch Dirty Development campaign, they are hosting a tar sands speaker event at Room V111, Vernon Campus, SOAS on 25th February from 7pm till 9pm.

Cash needed to avert climate disasters

Children shelter during a torrential storm in Bangladesh Credit: Abraham Mcnight/Flickr

Last year the EU, one of the worst polluters, acknowledged that rich nations would have to cut emissions first and fastest and help poorer nations to adapt to the changing environment - that's a start

Working together for the right choice at Copenhagen

2009 is one of the most important years in human history. In Copenhagen in December, the world's leaders will decide if we head towards a future of a safe climate for ourselves, and future generations, or we head for a hot, glowering planet with greater poverty and conflict than we have ever seen. They must make the right choice.

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