G7: World leaders step up climate and Amazon fire funding

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Macron described the Amazon as the "lungs of the planet" during the summit | Credit: OECD Development Centre
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Macron described the Amazon as the "lungs of the planet" during the summit | Credit: OECD Development Centre

UK doubles climate aid contributions and announces extra £7m for 'Blue Belt' scheme to protect marine life, as plans emerge for new Amazon protection initiative

World leaders from the most powerful global economies this weekend promised $20m (£16m) to Brazil to help the nation deal with the fierce fires currently ravaging the Amazon. Host of this weekend's...

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