$9.4 billion pledged to global climate fund

  • 21 countries, including 4 developing countries, have pledged $9.4bn to help developing countries deal with the effects of climate change and to encourage them to use renewable energy sources. 
  • Announcement made following first Pledging Conference of the UN's Green Climate Fund in Berlin. 
  • Fund had set a goal of $10bn for the end of this year. 
  • Green Climate Fund garners contributions from developed countries and other public and private sources. 

UN Press Release