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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
452075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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, how her Department is working with the Department for Energy and Climate Change to ensure that official development assistance funding provided for international climate projects is prioritised in policies aimed at reducing poverty. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 26724 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>The UK’s International Climate Fund is jointly managed by DFID, DECC and Defra and has already directly supported 15 million people to cope with effects of climate change and given 2.6 million people improved access to clean energy.</p><p>The new UK Aid Strategy brings together the Government’s poverty reduction objectives with a commitment to tackle some of today’s biggest global challenges, including climate change. Tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development are two sides of the same coin – we cannot achieve one without the other.</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 2016-02-22T13:27:13.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:27:13.967Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
519743
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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 recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of climate change on (a) agriculture, (b) food security and (c) levels of malnutrition in developing countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burden more like this
uin 37606 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answer text <p>DFID is supporting research organisations to make assessments of the impact of climate change on agriculture, food security and malnutrition. This includes support to the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme. One of its recent assessments found that 60% of production of beans in sub-Saharan Africa was at risk from climate change. DFID also supports the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition which has recently made an assessment of the effects of climate change on food systems and nutrition.</p><p>DFID is using these assessments to inform our policies and programmes on agriculture. For example DFID’s Agriculture Policy Framework includes action on climate change as one of its priorities for our programmes. An example is our support to the International Fund for Agriculture Development’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP). Our support to ASAP is helping 6 million smallholder farmers to cope with the effects of climate change and at the same time increasing their agriculture productivity, incomes and food security.</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 2016-05-26T11:27:04.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T11:27:04.35Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
301
label Biography information for Richard Burden 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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
459438
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-10more like thismore than 2016-03-10
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 steps the UK is taking to support the provision of climate risk insurance to people who are most vulnerable to the impact of climate change; and how much funding she plans to allocate to such support. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
uin 30717 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
answer text <p>The UK is a leader in climate risk insurance and is committed to contributing to meeting the G7 “InsuResilience” 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><p>Recent UK support for the provision of climate risk insurance includes contributions of up to £100m to African Risk Capacity (ARC), up to £15m for the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative, £5m to help developing countries with disaster contingency planning backed by risk finance, £3m of technical support to the Government of the Philippines to help them implement their financial protection and insurance strategy, and £1.4m to support livestock insurance for pastoralists in Kenya.</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 2016-03-17T15:27:15.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-17T15:27:15.307Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
304
label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this