The European Union has extended financial support for the fight against climate change through German and Indian partnerships. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Nov. 29 (UPI) — The European Union is putting money behind its rhetoric on climate change through partnerships in Germany and in India, the commission said Wednesday. “The European Union sees global partnerships and increased cooperation as essential to advancing the union’s strategic interests and to tackle global challenges,” a statement from the European Commission read. The commission said it launched a partnership with the German International Climate Initiative, a partnership that envisions $5.9 million in financing for small-scale projects at the national level and business forums. Germany has one of the greener economies in Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered eight of the country’s 17 nuclear reactors closed by the end of 2011 following the Japanese nuclear disaster and a total shutdown by 2022. Utility company […]