Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

Department for International Development written question – answered on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral contribution of 6 June 2019 on the amount spend on climate and the environment, what baseline his Department will use to measure the doubling; and what the timeframe is for that target to be achieved.

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

The Secretary of State wants to double the amount that the Department spends on climate and the environment over five years from £1.1bn a year in 2020/21 to £2.2bn a year in 2025/26. This builds on the already significant uplift in climate finance over the last five years.

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