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Min Brophy announces €3.5 million in funding to support climate adaptation in developing countries

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.


Press Office

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

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