Paris authorities have put in place measures to limit traffic after high levels of pollution in the French capital. (AP/Jacques Brinon)
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A multi-billion dollar fund set up by the United Nations to help poor countries tackle climate change on Friday approved its first eight projects, which will receive $168 million, a key step before a global climate summit starts on Nov. 30 .The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has $10.2 billion in pledges and is a key ingredient for a U.N. climate accord. The first projects selected are meant to spur clean energy technology deployment and strengthen the ability of poor countries to guard against the impacts of climate change.Cheikhrouhou disagreed and said the GCF provided expansive documentation "well in time".The eight-project shortlist had been narrowed down from 37 applications and published on the GCF website on Oct. 15 .
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