Climate Change: Finance

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 17 July 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the UK International Climate Finance Strategy, published on 30 March 2023, how much his Department spent on international climate finance in (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23; and how much he plans to spend in each financial year to 2025-26.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK spent over £1.4 billion on international climate finance over the course of the 2021-2022 financial year, supporting developing countries to reduce poverty and respond to the causes and impacts of climate change. Figures for financial year 2022-2023 and subsequent years will be published in due course.

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