Canada ups climate pledge for developing countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the gala dinner of the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting on November 27, 2015 in Attard, MaltaCanada on Friday pledged nearly two billion US dollars over five years to help developing countries fight climate change, just days before a major Paris conference on the environment. “Canada is committed to ambitious action on climate change and is focused on the economic opportunities of our environment and creating the clean jobs of tomorrow,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said in a statement. Trudeau was participating in a Commonwealth summit in Malta before heading to the French capital for the UN-sponsored climate conference.

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