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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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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