Developing Countries: Climate Change

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government which least developed countries are currently in receipt of UK aid funding to be used specifically to address the effects of climate change.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK remains committed to helping developing countries build their resilience to the impacts of climate change and support low carbon, sustainable growth. The UK has committed to provide £5.8 billion of International Climate Finance from the UK aid budget from 2016/17 to 2020/21, and at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019 announced a doubling to £11.6 billion from 2021/22 to 2025/26.

In 2018 the UK provided International Climate Finance directly to the following Least Developed Countries through its bilateral programming in country:

Afghanistan

Rwanda

Bangladesh

Sierra Leone

Ethiopia

Somalia

Madagascar

South Sudan

Malawi

Sudan

Mozambique

Tanzania

Myanmar

Uganda

Nepal

Zambia

In 2018 the UK also supported several multi-country and regional bilateral climate programmes and contributed core funding to the climate multilaterals the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility.

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