Other schemes include installing solar power in villages and building slurry pits that can produce gas to power generators.
The move will infuriate millions of hard-pressed taxpayers trying to make ends meet. South Africa, the most economically advanced in the continent, is one of the continent, it is one of the countries to receive the handout.
Last year, its economy grew by 2.8 per cent while Britain's grew by just 1.8 per cent.
Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom said: It is inconceivable that the Government feels able to spend money on climate change in Africa when its austerity measures at home are causing such pain. If we have the money then we should spend it here.” Mr Huhne is expected to announce details of the aid package ahead of at a United Nations summit on climate change in Durban, South Africa, which starts this week.