Sweden to donate $500m in climate fund
18 August 2015, Nirapad News: Sweden will donate $500 million in Climate Fund and will work with Bangladesh and other UN member states in preventing disasters of climate change, conflicts, and in achieving sustainability goals.
The country will continue donating one percent of its gross national income (GNI) as official development assistance (ODA).
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven camp up with the disclosure at a dinner after attending a series of events and workshops in Stockholm on August 17.
A group of 30 UN Permanent Representatives from Bhutan, Benin, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Jamaica, Eritrea, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Uganda, Mali, Belize, Burundi, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesotho, Senegal, Liberia, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Malawi, Comoros, Somalia, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Bangladesh participated in the events.
Permanent Representatives of Bangladesh to the UN Abdul Momen was acting as the Dean or leader of the group.
Earlier, the PRs met Deputy Speaker of Swedish Parliament Tobias Billstrom, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, and Minister of International Development Isabella Lovin who recently visited Bangladesh.