Government offers funding for climate change

More funding has been set aside by the government to help ensure that climate change projects can be developed.

Speaking at a conference on climate change organised by the Guardian newspaper, climate change minister Joan Ruddock said that more funding would be given to ensure that action could be taken over the issue.

"We cannot bury our heads in the sand - we need to act now to prepare ourselves for the inevitable impacts of climate change," she said.

Ms Ruddock also suggested that local business and communities need to understand the steps they can take to adapt to climate change.

In total, some £450,000 more funding has been given for regional climate change partnerships, with money being able to be sued for innovation projects, as well as developing regional environment strategies.

Members of the Food and Drink Federation are working towards the organisation's Five Fold Ambition to reduce the impact on the environment of food producers.

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