On May 14, the European Union member states’ finance ministers issued a communique announcing that the EU exceeded a 2009 pledge of $9.35 billion provided to developing countries in an attempt to improve climate adaptation. The member states gave $9.53 billion between 2010 and 2012, $180 million above the pledge. 48 percent of the funds went to emissions mitigation projects, 28 percent went to climate adaptation projects, 12 percent went to programs mitigating deforestation, and 12 percent went to other adaptation programs. EU members have previously pledged to allocate an additional $7.14 billion beyond 2012.