Live news: EU pledges €10bn for green projects in Latin America and Caribbean

The EU has pledged to nearly double its financing for sustainable investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, because the bloc seeks to maintain tempo with China’s quickly rising presence within the area.

On a go to to Brasília on Monday, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Fee, introduced the EU would make €10bn out there for inexperienced tasks as a part of its World Gateway infrastructure initiative.

A part of it will go to investments within the Amazon basin, which — regardless of being a vital buffer in opposition to local weather change — has been devastated by hovering ranges of unlawful deforestation lately.

The EU launched World Gateway in late 2021 as a rival to China’s Belt and Highway Initiative, the huge overseas coverage funding programme key to Beijing’s geopolitical affect.

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