OXFAM have welcomed the government's decision to pledge £1.44 billion to the Green Climate Fund.

The Oxford-based charity's Climate Policy Advisor, Kiri Hanks, backed the decision for the UK to 'pledge its fair share', noting that some of the poorest people in the world were 'already feeling the effects of climate change that they did the least to cause.'

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She added: “It’s vital that wealthy countries with the highest emissions contribute to the Fund and work together with those most affected to adapt to the changing climate and mitigate its effects.

"The UK joins the countries who are setting the bar by doubling their pledge, sending a strong signal to others that backtracking is not ok."