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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government plans to provide additional funding to tackle climate change in developing countries beyond the £5.8 billion allocated between 2016 and 2021. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 197473 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answer text <p>The UK Government is delivering the £5.8 billion of climate finance we pledged to provide between 2016 and 2021, and we are committed to ensuring we use this funding to best effect. Since 2011 we have supported 47 million people to cope with the effects of climate change, and 17 million to access clean energy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is playing a strong role in ensuring developed countries fulfil the collective commitment to mobilise $100 billion in climate finance by 2020 from public and private sources. For DFID a key part of this is working with the multilateral agencies which DFID funds, most notably the World Bank and Regional Development Banks, so that they make their best contribution to tackling climate change effectively.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-04T17:43:44.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:43:44.083Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1060723
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that climate action is a priority for her Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 221012 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a priority for the UK Government and for the Department of International Development (DFID). The UK has pledged to deliver £5.8bn of International Climate Finance (ICF) from 2016/17 – 2020/21 to help poorer countries tackle climate change. DFID funds are helping to build the resilience of people and communities to cope with climate change already locked in, including to natural disasters; to support the development of low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure; and to support new technology, research and innovation to improve the effectiveness of action on climate change. Since 2011 the ICF has helped 47 million people to cope with the effects of climate change in the developing world, and enabled 17 million to have access to clean energy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is also working to increase international action on climate change. This year DFID is supporting the Prime Minister who has been asked by the United Nations Secretary General to promote more action to build resilience to the impact of climate change already locked in, ahead of his Summit on Climate Change in September 2019.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T18:03:40.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T18:03:40.027Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1083539
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has in place to support (a) countries increasingly affected by extreme weather linked to climate change and (b) refugees displaced by the effects of climate change. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 229730 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a priority for the UK Government and for DFID. Under the Paris agreement the UK has pledged to deliver £5.8bn of International Climate Finance between 2016 and 2020 to help poorer countries tackle climate change.</p><p>These funds are helping to build the resilience of people and communities to cope with climate change already locked in and taking action to reduce future emissions. The UK has helped 47 million people cope with the effects of climate change since 2011.</p><p>The UK is also working to increase international action on climate change. The Prime Minister has been asked by the United Nations Secretary General to help secure more ambitious and urgent action to build climate resilience, ahead of the Summit on Climate Change in September 2019.</p><p>Climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters do not create refugees, who are defined as people fleeing persecution and conflict. However the UK recognises that climate change contributes to the displacement of people in the most vulnerable regions. This is why a major focus of our work is to build the resilience of those communities.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T15:21:55.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:21:55.543Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1091220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to mitigate the effects of climate change on the ability of developing countries to provide adequate nutrition for their populations. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 234200 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
answer text <p>DFID is mitigating the impact of climate change on nutrition both by enabling countries to adapt to the changing climate and to prepare systems to better manage the effects of climate shocks. For example, DFID is investing in strengthening nutrition services in countries like Kenya, and across the Sahel, so they are better able to scale-up to deal with increases in malnutrition that can arise due to climate-related shocks.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-22T14:33:33.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:33:33.313Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1109575
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have contributed to International Climate Finance in each year since 2016; what percentage that amount constitutes of the £5.8 billion they pledged to that fund; and whether the full amount pledged will be provided by 2020 as stated in the Paris Agreement. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury more like this
uin HL15044 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food &amp; Rural Affairs (Defra) are together responsible for spending the £5.8 billion of International Climate Finance (ICF) pledged by the Government in the period 2016/17 to 2020/21. The funding is earmarked within departmental budgets.</p><p> </p><p>In total these three departments have spent ICF of £1,119 million in 2016/17 and £958 million in 2017/18, representing 36% of the £5.8 billion commitment. The amount spent in 2018/19 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to delivering the £5.8 billion pledge in full by 2020/21, recognising the vital importance of supporting developing countries to tackle climate change. Each department has plans in place to deploy this funding over the remaining period to achieve the maximum impact possible.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T13:56:32.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T13:56:32.067Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
4350
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Salisbury more like this
1124305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all Official Development Assistance spending is aligned with the Paris climate agreement objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 250013 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a priority for this Government and for the Department of International Development. In ratifying the Paris Agreement, the UK agreed to work towards making all financial flows consistent with lowering greenhouse gas emissions and supporting climate-resilient development.</p><p>The UK has committed to provide at least £5.8bn of our aid over the period 2016-2021 to tackle climate change. We are supporting many programmes which contribute to this goal, including those for example which deliver clean energy. Since 2011, these resources have helped reduce or avoid 10.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere and supported 17 million people to access clean energy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T14:56:33.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T14:56:33.79Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1125290
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of climate change on his Department's aid (a) strategy and (b) funding. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 251909 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a priority for the UK Government and for the Department for International Development (DFID), and we are already providing significant assistance to developing countries to help them deal with climate change. It is clear however that the world is not on track to avoid dangerous climate change and environmental damage. The Secretary of State wants to see what more we can do with the UK’s aid budget and how we can encourage others to take more action. The UN Climate Action Summit in September is a critical moment to increase global ambition and I am pleased that the UK playing a leading role in shaping the agenda on how to build resilience to cope with climate change already locked in.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:01:26.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:01:26.727Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127173
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text 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. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 255379 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>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.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T16:48:42.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:48:42.047Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1128866
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the £5.8 billion allocated to international climate finance between 2016-17 and 2020-21 will be allocated to raising awareness of climate change in developing countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 259381 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>We do not allocate money from the ICF specifically to raise awareness of climate change in developing countries.</p><p> </p><p>Nearly all developing countries signed the 2015 Paris Agreement and they continue to be active in the international climate negotiations. The Least Developed Country group (a bloc of 48 nations particularly vulnerable to climate change) were among those calling on the United Nations Secretary General to convene a climate summit in September this year to raise global ambition on tackling climate change. The UK and Egypt, alongside Malawi, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and St Lucia, are leading work to secure international commitments to take more action to help countries cope with climate change impacts.</p><p> </p><p>Developing country governments are already taking action themselves. For example, Bangladesh has introduced a National Resilience Programme to ensure it has the capacity to respond to extreme weather events, and the UK is assisting them with that. Bangladesh is one of the global leaders in cutting the cost and impact of natural disasters.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T15:01:45.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:01:45.753Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1139884
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to investigate alternative sources of climate finance from (a) public and (b) private sources. more like this
tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Law more like this
uin 278526 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>Delivering the global transition to a low carbon economy will require unprecedented levels of investment from the public and private sectors. The Government is fulfilling our pledge to deliver £5.8 billion between 2015/2016 and 20/21. In addition to investing our own resources, the Government continues to press multilateral organisations to help countries tackle climate change through providing finance. The Multilateral Development Banks have an important role to play, and in the last year the World Bank has set new targets for the proportion of its finance which contributes to low carbon, resilient development. In 2018, 70% of World Bank projects include some climate benefits, up from 37% just two years ago.</p><p>Private finance is crucial, and the Government uses some of its climate finance to unlock investments from the private sector. To date, we estimate that the UK has leveraged £910 million of private investment. CDC and the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) have a key role in crowding in other investors and demonstrating that investment in low carbon, resilient development is possible. CDC has invested over $500 million in renewable power over the last 2 years, and PIDG $300 million.</p><p>The recently published UK Green Finance Strategy outlines how we will position the UK at the forefront of this global shift, catalysing the investment needed to transition to a net zero economy.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T16:18:03.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:18:03.287Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4403
label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1144640
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's climate-focused work of planning for the UK to leave the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
uin 286838 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>DFID is fully supporting the Government’s preparations to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. At the same time, as the Prime Minister made clear at the recent G7 Leaders meeting, the UK is strongly committed to tackling the two immense threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. Putting climate change and environment at the heart of our development programming is a high priority for DFID. While we have, since July 2019, deployed a small number of staff (fewer than 5) who were working on climate change to work on planning for our exit from the EU, overall the number of staff working on climate change is increasing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN 286840 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:34:54.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:34:54.95Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4628
label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1144642
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff of his Department who previously focused on climate change have moved to a role to plan for the UK leaving without a deal since July 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
uin 286840 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>DFID is fully supporting the Government’s preparations to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. At the same time, as the Prime Minister made clear at the recent G7 Leaders meeting, the UK is strongly committed to tackling the two immense threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. Putting climate change and environment at the heart of our development programming is a high priority for DFID. While we have, since July 2019, deployed a small number of staff (fewer than 5) who were working on climate change to work on planning for our exit from the EU, overall the number of staff working on climate change is increasing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
grouped question UIN 286838 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:34:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:34:55.02Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
4628
label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
170907
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her ministerial colleagues on the issue of climate change in the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
tabling member constituency Dumfries and Galloway more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Russell Brown more like this
uin 906678 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answer text <p>I am in regular contact with Ministerial colleagues on the issue of climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ensuring that environmental sustainability and climate change are clearly integrated into the Sustainable Development Goals is a key priority for the UK Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T15:30:44.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T15:30:44.897Z
answering member
1555
label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
588
label Biography information for Mr Russell Brown more like this
391868
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's total spending was on climate change adaptation in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15; and what that spending is expected to be in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
tabling member printed
Barry Gardiner more like this
uin 8336 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>DFID support to help people adapt to the impacts of climate is delivered in an integrated way through a range of programmes. Since the International Climate Fund was established in 2011/12 approximate funding is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 - £136m</p><p>2012/13 – £212m</p><p>2013/14 –<ins class="ministerial"> £228m</ins> <del class="ministerial">£304m </del></p><p> </p><p>Data for 2014/15 and 2015/16 will be published once available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Future funding levels for spend on climate change will be determined as part of the current Spending Review process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:03:45.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:03:45.53Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-09-09T17:24:55.82Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T17:24:55.82Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
previous answer version
19786
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
146
label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
391870
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total value was of projects funded by her Department on climate change adaptation in each year since 2010-11; and how much is planned to be spent in each year up to 2019-20. more like this
tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
tabling member printed
Barry Gardiner more like this
uin 8284 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>DFID support to help people adapt to the impacts of climate is delivered in an integrated way through a range of programmes. Since the International Climate Fund was established in 2011/12 approximate funding is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 - £136m</p><p>2012/13 – £212m</p><p>2013/14 –<ins class="ministerial"> £228m</ins> <del class="ministerial">£304m</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data for 2014/15 and 2015/16 will be published once available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Future funding levels for spend on climate change will be determined as part of the current Spending Review process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T15:03:45.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:03:45.437Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-09-09T17:25:19.113Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T17:25:19.113Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
previous answer version
19758
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
146
label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
416514
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Government spent on climate finance for (a) mitigation and (b) adaptation to developing countries in each year between 2009 and 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
tabling member printed
Jeremy Lefroy more like this
uin 8923 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answer text <p>UK Government support to help people both adapt to the impacts of climate change, and to mitigate its future impacts, is delivered in an integrated way through a range of programmes. Tracking spend on adaptation and mitigation only began in 2011 when the International Climate Fund (ICF) was established. Since 2011/12 approximate funding has been as follows:</p><p> </p><p>Adaptation</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 - £136m</p><p>2012/13 – £212m</p><p>2013/14 – £228m</p><p> </p><p>Mitigation</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 – £199m</p><p>2012/13 - £272m</p><p>2013/14 - £418m</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data for 2014/15 and 2015/16 will be published once available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T12:10:41.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:10:41.92Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
4109
label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
416515
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what changes she plans to make to Government development spending on climate finance for (a) mitigation and (b) adaptation between 2015 and 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
tabling member printed
Jeremy Lefroy more like this
uin 8924 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answer text <p>Future funding levels for total UK spend on climate change activities, as well as the relative priority between themes such as mitigation and adaptation, will be determined as part of the current Spending Review process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T12:11:24.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:11:24.62Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
4109
label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
418482
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) financial and (b) other support her Department is providing to the least developed countries to tackle climate change and its effects. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian C. Lucas more like this
uin 10075 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting Climate Smart Development which tackles climate change and reduces poverty in developing countries. Our programmes aim to increase the ability of poor people to cope with the impacts of climate-related shocks, including droughts, floods and storms, and to build their resilience to future changes in climate. The International Climate Fund (ICF) is the UK Government’s vehicle for delivering climate finance assistance and other forms of support, such as technical assistance. Through the ICF the UK government is providing £3.87bn in support between 2011/12 and 2015/16.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-18T10:53:10.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T10:53:10.297Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
423956
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to use the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015 to promote support for developing countries to help tackle climate change. more like this
tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
tabling member printed
Imran Hussain more like this
uin 13420 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
answer text <p>DFID is working closely with DECC, the lead department for the climate negotiations, on preparations for the Paris Climate Summit to ensure that poverty reduction and development priorities are reflected to help the poorest and most vulnerable, including girls and women, respond to a changing climate.</p><p>Last month the Prime Minister announced that the UK would provide £5.8bn in climate finance over the next 5 years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-29T16:53:23.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T16:53:23.33Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
4394
label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
438821
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the international aid budget she plans to allocate to support communities managing the consequences of climate change in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Callum McCaig more like this
uin 902759 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
answer text <p>The Prime Minister has announced that the government will provide £5.8 billion from the official development assistance budget over the next five years. This will support the Paris Climate Summit outcome and help the most vulnerable countries protect themselves from the effects of climate change and drive clean economic growth.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-16T13:45:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T13:45:24.307Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4364
label Biography information for Callum McCaig more like this
442314
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-04more like thismore than 2016-01-04
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of climate change on forced migration and population displacement in the period to 2050. more like this
tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
tabling member printed
Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
uin 20861 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
answer text <p>There is increasing consensus among experts and academics that climate change will influence the factors that drive migration, changing both migration patterns and the volume of people likely to move, but the relationship is complex. The UK’s Foresight Report (2011) on Migration and Global Environmental Change found that environmental change will affect migration. Through resilience programming DFID is working to support countries, communities and households to anticipate and avoid shocks and stresses where possible, and to adapt when their current activities are no longer appropriate or threatened with collapse due to changing circumstances.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-11T16:15:18.467Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T16:15:18.467Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
1476
label Biography information for Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
443466
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is her Department's policy to support the G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance. more like this
tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
tabling member printed
Jeremy Lefroy more like this
uin 21638 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
answer text <p>The UK supports the G7 Climate Risk Insurance Initiative and is committed to contributing to meeting the collective target set out in the Elmau declaration of helping up to an additional 400 million people in the most vulnerable developing countries to gain access to climate risk insurance by 2020.</p><br /><p>UK support under the Initiative includes contributions to the African Risk Capacity and the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative. In September the Prime Minister announced that the UK would provide at least £5.8 billion of climate finance over the next five years which will include support for climate risk insurance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-14T17:11:09.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-14T17:11:09.67Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4109
label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
445383
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the financial aid commitments made by them to foreign countries at the Paris Climate Summit will be met from the overseas aid budget, or from which other sources; and what safeguards will be put in place to ensure that the funds provided are used exclusively for the purpose intended. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
uin HL5147 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
answer text <p>The Government will provide £5.8 billion over the next five years to support developing countries using the UK’s International Climate Fund (ICF), which is channeled through DFID, the Department of Energy &amp; Climate Change, and the Department for Environment, Food &amp; Rural Affairs. All ICF support is Official Development Assistance (ODA). The UK is proud to be a 0.7% donor and is promoting climate smart development across the aid portfolio.</p><br /><p>We have rigorous programme design processes and robust monitoring and evaluation arrangements for ODA spending, including the ICF. We also use independently reviewed methodologies and key performance indicators to track impact and the value for money of ICF interventions. The Independent Commission on Aid Impact gave the ICF a positive assessment in December 2014, saying it was well on the way to achieving its ambitious objectives.</p><br /> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-27T17:34:55.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T17:34:55.497Z
answering member
3790
label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
tabling member
950
label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
446387
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to InsuResilience, the G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance, if she will make it her policy to (a) allocate additional funding of £100 million to that programme, (b) scale up by at least £50 million weather-indexed microinsurance that provides direct coverage for smallholder farmers pastoralists and other vulnerable groups and (c) increase her Department's grant funding for the African Risk Capacity to £20 million in order to improve the capacity of that programme to meet its targets. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 23366 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
answer text <p>The UK supports the G7 Climate Risk Insurance Initiative and is committed to contributing to meeting the collective target set out in the Elmau declaration of helping up to an additional 400 million people in the most vulnerable developing countries to gain access to climate risk insurance by 2020. UK support under the Initiative includes a commitment of up to £100m to African Risk Capacity (ARC) and £15m for the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative. Of this, the UK has contributed £32m so far to ARC.</p><p>On scaling up support to weather indexed microinsurance, the UK currently provides some support to livestock insurance in Kenya to improve the product offered to pastoralists and increase the role of the private sector. The UK also provides index-based insurance through the CGIAR climate change, agriculture and food security research programme (CGIAR-CCAFS). In September 2015, the Prime Minister announced that the UK would provide at least £5.8 billion of climate finance over the next five years. This is likely to include further support for climate risk insurance.</p>
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-27T15:36:03.43Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T15:36:03.43Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
448732
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to contribute to the funding agreed at the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015 to assist developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 24753 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
answer text <p>The Government will provide £5.8 billion over the next five years to support developing countries in tackling climate change through the UK International Climate Fund, including at least £1.76 billion in 2020, ensuring that the UK plays its part in achieving the goal of mobilising $100 billion of climate finance a year by 2020. We plan to spend 50% of our climate finance on adaptation and 50% on mitigation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-04T15:59:21.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T15:59:21.107Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this