Fossil Fuels: Overseas Trade

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 1st March 2021.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the President of COP26 on the continued use of public money to fund fossil fuel projects overseas.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Prime Minister announced on 12 December 2020 that the UK Government would end all financial support for fossil fuels projects overseas. The Foreign Secretary has not had any formal discussions with the COP President-Designate on this matter since the PM's announcement.

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