The European Union (EU) and 79 developing nations have outlined the next steps they want to see taken following the Paris climate change agreement.

The measures include stepping-up investment in low-carbon technologies.

Developing countries will receive €800 million (£685m) from the EU between now and 2020, with around half earmarked to help tackle climate change.

Concerns over the United States decision to review its commitment to the Paris agreement overshadowed last week’s United Nations planning meeting in Bonn, ahead of the COP23 climate change conference in the German city in November.

‘Non-negotiable’

Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, said: “Today more than ever, Europe stands by its long-term partners most vulnerable to climate change.

“We, developed and developing countries together, will defend the Paris Agreement.

“We are all in, and our joint commitment to this Agreement today is as in Paris: irreversible and non-negotiable.”

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