Overseas Aid: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure funding disbursed by her Department does not contribute to increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister of State, Department for International Development, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

DFID is committed to supporting Climate Smart Development which tackles climate change and reduces poverty. This approach focuses on building the resilience of people in developing countries to the impacts of climate change, supporting economic development through low carbon growth, and promoting good governance of natural resources. A key part of this approach is to ensure that DFID programmes help address climate change, including reducing emissions.

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