Developing Countries: Climate Change

Department for International Development written question – answered on 21st May 2019.

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question HL15044 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, how much of the £5.8 billion allocated to international climate finance between 2016-17 and 2020-21 will be spent on tackling loss and damage in climate-vulnerable countries.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Secretary of State for International Development

Action to avert, minimize and address loss and damage associated with climate change is intricately bound up with action on mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness and response. We therefore do not see that attempting to define a separate category of finance for loss and damage as useful or practical. Of the £5.8bn on climate finance we have committed to spend from 2016-2021 the UK aims to spend 50% on adaptation and 50% on mitigation.

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