In New Caledonia, a “green fund” of 80 million euros to combat local weather change | EUROtoday

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The Minister Delegate for Overseas Territories, Marie Guévenoux, greets the flag bearers during a military honors ceremony in Nouméa, New Caledonia, on February 21, 2024.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, and the Minister Delegate accountable for Overseas Territories, Marie Guévenoux, introduced, Wednesday January 21, the signing of growth contracts price almost 80 million euros with the southern province of New Caledonia to combat towards the consequences of local weather change that are more and more impacting this Pacific archipelago.

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This “green fund”, endowed with almost 80 million euros and co-financed by the State, offers for a number of investments in favor of the surroundings, together with developments supposed for the Amédée islet, a significant vacationer vacation spot within the archipelago. positioned off the coast of Nouméa, and affected by erosion.

Three Météo-France remark radars may even be renewed, which can make it attainable to higher fight the consequences of local weather change, based on the Minister of the Interior, by means of “objective findings”, in addition to because of “Improving cyclone forecasts”.

Gérald Darmanin recalled that he needed to do world warming “the main question of work” with native authorities, notably in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, the 2 territories most affected.

First “Caledonian Climate Change Forum”

“The partnership between the government and the State on the “green fund” will permit us to amass new information”, for his half declared to Agence France-Presse Jérémie Katidjo Monnier, Caledonian Minister of Ecological Transition. New information which may, based on him, gas the reflections of the primary Caledonian Climate Change Forum, scheduled for the tip of April.

This assembly bringing collectively all native authorities, the financial and associative world in addition to the State will intention to “define concerted policies” and to evoke “all aspects related to New Caledonia’s mitigation and adaptation to climate change”detailed Mr. Katidjo Monnier.

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The World with AFP

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