Overseas Aid: Climate Change

Department for International Development written question – answered on 1st May 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the role of UK aid in building co-operation with developing countries to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Tackling climate change is a priority for this Government. There are regular discussions on climate and environment issues among Ministers, and next week the Secretary of State is hosting Ministerial colleagues to discuss how we can work together to strengthen UK ambition, and deliver transformative outcomes at the United Nations Climate Action Summit later this year. The Government has committed £5.8bn of International Climate Finance (ICF) from 2016-2021 to help developing countries tackle climate change. Since 2011 our ICF support has helped reduce or avoid 10.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

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