UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is pleased to welcome the announcement of new funding to support the programme. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 22 September, the UK Prime Minister announced the UK Government is committing at least £200m of new funding to enable UK PACT to continue delivery and to grow as a programme. This is a strong endorsement of the programme, both in terms of its strategic purpose and importance, and also its delivery and impact to date.
This new funding is part of the UK Government’s £11.6 billion commitment to support ODA-eligible countries to respond to the challenges and opportunities of climate change. It provides UK PACT with certainty for at least the next four years, as the programme moves into offering multi-year programming and scaling up our offer to our global partner.
With COP26 starting in less than a month, the timing of this announcement is especially relevant and is a strong statement of the UK’s continued commitment to recognise the ambition of partner country governments and to provide practical support to help realise their clean growth ambitions. You can find out more information on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the gov.uk website.