Stealing from the Poor: Britain Spends £440 Million on Green Schemes for Well-Off Countries

  • Date: 19/02/19
  • Matt Dathan, The Sun

NEARLY half a billion pounds of Britain’s bloated foreign aid budget was spent promoting green projects in wealthy nations such as Brazil, a new probe has revealed.

Some £65 million of taxpayers’ cash has been used to help protect forests and wildlife in the Brazilian Amazon.

It was part of £440 million spent last year by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 14 ‘middle income’ countries to promote low-carbon development.

As well as Brazil other recipients of our cash included wealthy countries such as South Africa and Mexico.

Another £354 million was spent by the Department for International Development last year in third world nations on mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The money is part of a five-year £5.8 billion International Climate Finance commitment.

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