Results 121–140 of 3000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peacekeeping Operations (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Earlier this month, the UN Security Council authorised the renewal of the mandate of the stabilisation force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for a further 12 months. Although the UK no longer participates in EUFOR following our withdrawal from the European Union, we liaise closely with Commander EUFOR and his team. We also support the NATO HQ in Sarajevo including though the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Act 2021 (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The interim and long-term targets due to be set under the Environment Act will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny. Long-term targets will be set in statutory instruments subject to the affirmative procedure and our first suite of targets will be brought forward by 31 October 2022. Both Houses of Parliament will have the opportunity to scrutinise, debate and vote on the details and ambition...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Wind Power (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Government is committed to promoting a more competitive, profitable and sustainable fishing industry across the whole of the UK, and setting a gold standard for sustainable fishing around the world. We are also committed to delivering 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 to deliver net zero. We recognise the spatial challenges this presents, for these industries and others. Our...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: UK diplomats continue to engage with partners. This includes in Baku, Yerevan and at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna where the UK continues to reinforce our support for the Minsk Group Co-Chairs and their work to facilitate negotiations over all outstanding matters relating to the conflict. The UK Government continues to urge Armenia and Azerbaijan to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nagorno Karabakh: Politics and Government (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government supports the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Azerbaijan whilst recognising the acceptance of a free expression of will on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh as laid out in the Minsk Group's Basic Principles. The UK Government has no independently verified evidence that Armenian Armed Forces are currently located in Nagorno-Karabakh. We continue to support...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Our High Commissioner and her team regularly visit states to engage with state governments, civil society, faith and community leaders and affected communities. Most recently, British High Commission officials visited Plateau state in October 2021, where they met with a range of interlocutors, including Christian and Muslim leaders to discuss intercommunal violence. These discussions...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Cameroon: Hospitals (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is deeply concerned about recent reports of the Cameroon military storming a hospital in Shisong, in the North-West region of Cameroon. Reports of human rights abuses and violations by both armed separatists and the security forces in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon are disturbing. We regularly raise these incidents and the crisis with the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Climate Change (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: As COP26 President, the UK is committed to driving action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees and support countries that are most vulnerable to adapt to the impacts of climate change such as Sudan. This will be crucially important for communities in Africa, where the impacts of climate change are already being felt. The UK is a long-standing supporter of African adaptation, with...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Renewable Energy (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: At a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) event in the margins of COP26, officials presented on mobilisation as a policy agenda and quoted a reputable research document authored by the International Energy Agency in collaboration with the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Their report highlighted that investments in clean energy transition in emerging markets have...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: As part of our Resources and Waste Strategy, we want to make recycling easier and ensure that there is a comprehensive and consistent service across England. This will help to reduce confusion with recycling, ensure that there is more recycled material in the products we buy, and that the UK recycling industry grows. Following support at public consultation, the Environment Act 2021...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bats: Conservation (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: This government has committed to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it, underpinned by our target to halt the decline in species abundance by 2030. Protecting and conserving bat populations, including species like the serotine bat, is an important part of this. Natural England (NE) has not carried out a cost-benefit analysis of bat surveys in planning applications....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hydroelectric Power: Licensing (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Environment Agency (EA) is responsible for managing water resources in England to ensure there is a sustainable supply of water for the public, businesses and the environment. This work is funded by licence fees charged to businesses which abstract or impound water, including hydroelectric power (HEP) operators. The EA is proposing to reform its water resourcing charging scheme from April...

Written Answers — Cop26: UN Climate Conference 2021: Disability (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Inclusivity and accessibility were key priorities for the COP26 summit and the venue was designed to facilitate that. The SEC venue has been awarded the Gold Charter of Best Practice by the charity Attitude is Everything. The COP26 permanent structures were fully wheelchair accessible, and the venue holds gold level accessibility status. A complete accessibility audit for the temporary...

Written Answers — Cop26: Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK has long recognised the unequivocal threat that climate change and environmental degradation pose to the lives and wellbeing of individuals and communities across the world, including the most marginalised and vulnerable. The UK has been committed to amplifying the voices of young people from across the world through our COP26 presidency and domestic frameworks. In the Department for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Unmanned Air Vehicles (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are aware of reporting that drones are being used in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. We call for a ceasefire by all sides, including the Ethiopian Government, to end airstrikes. The indiscriminate targeting of civilians, no matter the weapon used, is against international law, and is entirely unacceptable. A joint investigation by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Aid Workers (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are concerned by recent reports of the detention of several UN staff in Ethiopia. Expulsions and detention of key UN personnel will have a direct impact on the ability of the international community to deliver vital humanitarian assistance. On 30 September the Minister for Africa called on the Government of Ethiopia to reverse the decision to expel UN officials from the country. Our...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Peace Negotiations (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are extremely concerned by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. The Minister for Africa spoke at a Westminster Hall Debate on 3 November. She stated that there is no military solution and the UK has been clear on this from the start. We have consistently called on all warring parties to end hostilities and seek a political dialogue and peaceful solution. The Foreign Secretary spoke to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: During her most recent conversations with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, on 14 June and 6 September respectively, the Minister for Europe and Americans urged both parties to work with the International Committee of the Red Cross to expedite the return of all prisoners of war. The Minister reiterated this message in her recent meetings with the Armenian and Azerbaijani...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is closely monitoring the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border following an increase in tensions on the border and exchange of fire on 16 November. Through the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and bilateral engagement in Baku and Yerevan, UK officials continue to urge the Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities to settle all outstanding matters...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bahamas and Pacific Ocean Islands: Climate Change (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is committed to building global consensus to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the Bahamas, to address their unique vulnerabilities to climate change and build resilient green economies of the future. The UK led a High-Level Roundtable on SIDS Access to Finance and a call to action for global reform which brought together SIDS, development...


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