Malaysia seeks U.N. climate adaptation funds amid deadly floods

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By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia is seeking $3 million from the U.N. Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop a national plan to adapt to climate change, the environment ministry said last week, amid deadly floods that have displaced nearly 70,000 people this month. The funds requested are paltry relative to the amount the country has pledged to spend on flood mitigation efforts, though experts say the plan’s implementation would likely cost much more. Since Dec. 18, torrential rain has caused severe flooding that killed at least 48 people in eight Malaysian states, prompting cal…

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