UK could face lawsuit over $1bn aid to Mozambique gas project

Government accused of hypocrisy for backing scheme while claiming to be leading on climate

The UK government could face a legal battle after offering more than $1bn in financial support to help build a gas project in Mozambique despite its commitment to tackling the climate crisis.

Under the deal, UK taxpayer funds will be used to help develop and export Mozambique’s gas reserves, in one of the largest single financing packages ever offered by a UK credit agency to a foreign fossil fuel project.

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