BRITAIN has handed £86million in green aid to China and India in the last five years.
It is sent despite both being high countries which watered down crucial eco-policies at last year’s COP26 summit.
An examination of UK aid spending shows the Government has handed the cash to the countries for 25 eco-projects, such as solar and wind strength.
Millions have also been pumped into both nations to fund studies on energy efficiency, pollution monitoring and green transport.
The biggest project saw £71million of UK cash spent in India to set up a fund to raise low-carbon developments to cut greenhouse gases.
It aims to finance chief Minister Narendra Modi’s replaceable energies and eco-friendly transport and water treatment.
President Xi Jinping’s China, the world’s second largest economy, was handed £80,000 to find sites for “low carbon and replaceable energy purposes” and £79,630 to set afloat a carbon trading platform in south China.
But China and India were accused of limiting meaningful pledges at COP26 on coal use in strength stations.
John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Family finances are already strained and can’t pay green grants to wealthy nations.”
The Foreign Office said: “The UK will continue to work with all countries to excursion action to tackle climate change.”
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