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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Sanitation more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is giving to strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene services in countries affected by Ebola. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Derek Thomas more like this
star this property uin 17479 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Prior to, during and following the Ebola outbreak, DFID has provided funding and technical assistance to increase access to water, sanitation services and hygiene education (WASH) in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Between 2012-2016, DFID has committed through our country programmes up to £71.3m for WASH programmes in Sierra Leone and £4.75m for Liberia. We have no bilateral programme in Guinea.</p><br /><p>During the Ebola outbreak our existing WASH programmes were adapted to help Sierra Leone and Liberia respond to the crisis. The above figure includes DFID assistance to improve water and sanitation facilities in schools and health facilities as part of our support to the post-Ebola recovery.</p><br /><p>The President of Sierra Leone has identified water as one of his top six priorities for the post Ebola recovery period. DFID has committed to support delivery of this agenda and we are working with them to define high quality programmes that will increase access to clean water.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-01T15:42:04.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T15:42:04.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Derek Thomas more like this
432311
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Land more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support communities affected by land grabs being in the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Foyle more like this
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Mark Durkan more like this
star this property uin 17730 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s development support is improving millions of peoples’ lives in Ethiopia by supporting basic services for the poorest; promoting job creation, particularly for women; tackling female genital mutilation and early child marriage which ruins lives; and boosting people’s nutrition and ability to cope with natural shocks.</p><br /><p>DFID does not have programmes that specifically target those affected by resettlement, nor does DFID fund resettlement programmes in the Omo Valley or elsewhere in Ethiopia. However since 2011, DFID, alongside other donors in Ethiopia, has visited resettlement sites, including in South Omo, to view implementation against international good practice. We have found no evidence of forced resettlement, but we have concerns about the level of consultation, speed of implementation and respect for international good practices on resettlement. We have regularly raised these concerns with the Government of Ethiopia. Further information can be accessed on the Development Assistance Group website: <a href="http://www.dagethiopia.org/" target="_blank">www.dagethiopia.org</a></p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-02T16:48:00.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T16:48:00.66Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Durkan more like this
432830
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star this property date less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Research more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Nicola Blackwood more like this
star this property uin 17769 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID is a leader in funding high-quality high-impact development research, providing technologies and rigorous evidence to tackle critical development challenges - from new treatments for children with malaria to what approaches work to prevent violence against women. DFID’s funding for research and development expenditure up to 2020 will be determined through the Department’s internal resource allocation process. Decisions will be based on an analysis of critical development challenges, key evidence and technology gaps, and DFID’s areas of comparative advantage as a research funder. We committed in our manifesto to lead a major new global programme to accelerate the development of vaccines and drugs to eliminate the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, and in November announced the Ross Fund which will deliver on this commitment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-03T15:50:19.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T15:50:19.837Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-27more like thismore than 2015-11-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Amazonia: Rain Forests more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provides to support efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest from deforestation; and what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of that funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 18087 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID provides no bilateral aid to Brazil. As such, DFID does not provide any support to protect the Amazon rainforest from deforestation. DFID does provide support to stop deforestation in other developing countries, such as Indonesia, Liberia, and the Central Africa region, and this is a key priority for UK climate finance.</p><br /><p>DFID’s relationship with Brazil focuses on working together in partnership to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development in other developing countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-03T16:39:21.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:39:21.47Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
433264
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burundi: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussion she has had with the European Commission's (a) Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department and (b) Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development on responding to humanitarian needs in Burundi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 18123 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is extremely concerned by the ongoing political unrest in Burundi and its humanitarian consequences, including internally displaced persons and the flow of Burundian refugees to neighbouring countries.</p><br /><p>The Secretary of State attended the Foreign Affairs Council for Development on 26 October where it was agreed to launch Article 96 consultation procedures with Burundi. Senior Officials from DFID have raised Burundi with appropriate interlocutors, including in Brussels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-07T15:49:35.897Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T15:49:35.897Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burundi: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to provide humanitarian funding to (a) refugees from and (b) internally displaced persons in Burundi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 18124 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is extremely concerned by the ongoing political unrest in Burundi and its humanitarian consequences, including internally displaced persons and the flow of Burundian refugees to neighbouring countries.</p><br /><p>The UK is the second largest bilateral donor to the regional appeal, after the US. DFID offices across the region, including in Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda and Uganda, are working closely to monitor the situation, review preparedness activities and provide humanitarian support. £18.15 million has been committed by DFID for refugee response in the region through UN agencies, such as UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP, and international NGOs. This funding includes £14.25 million to support refugees in Tanzania and £3.9 million to support refugees in Rwanda. We are staying in close contact with these agencies about future funding needs. DFID has deployed a Humanitarian Advisor to the region in support of the response and to monitor funding provided so far.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-03T15:49:41.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T15:49:41.003Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Malaria: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to continue to spend £500 million per year on tackling malaria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 18278 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to remain a world leader in tackling global diseases like malaria.</p><br /><p>In the recent Spending Review we announced the Ross Fund, which will provide £1 billion to support research and implementation to tackle malaria and other infectious diseases. This will be one part of DFID’s balanced portfolio of investments in malaria control, delivered through bilateral and multilateral channels, support to health systems and service delivery and support to research.</p><br /><p>The UK has pledged a contribution to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria of up to £1 billion between 2014 and 2016, subject to a 10% donor share cap. This will dramatically improve the lives of millions of people, saving approximately 580,000 lives by preventing 8.4m new malaria, HIV and TB infections. Our future contributions to the Global Fund are being considered as part of the Spending Review.</p><br /><p>We will lay out further investment plans in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-08T17:58:33.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T17:58:33.623Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for her Department's Future Fit Programme in each year between 2015-16 and 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 18306 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Future Fit initiative (2013-15) was an internal process to shape DFID’s response to climate change and resource scarcity in its development investments. Building on the lessons learnt through Future Fit, as set out in the new ODA strategy for the 2015 Spending Review DFID will have a greater focus on climate-smart development – particularly through investments in infrastructure, agriculture, cities, water and sanitation and health.</p><br /><p>Through the International Climate Fund to date, the UK has helped over 15 million people cope with the effects of climate change and given 2.6 million people access to clean energy. The Prime Minister recently announced that over the next five years the UK’s climate funding will increase by at least 50%.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T16:26:29.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T16:26:29.37Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
433544
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the net effect of her Department's projects on greenhouse gas emissions in each of the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 18307 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The principal channel through which the UK Government targets reductions in greenhouse gas emissions overseas is the International Climate Fund (ICF), managed jointly by DFID, DECC and Defra.</p><br /><p>The ICF seeks to prevent emissions by supporting countries to shift to cleaner, low carbon approaches and technology. The expected savings by the end of this financial year are over 6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. This is a result of a variety of programmes and interventions across developing countries which seek to exploit the economic benefits of clean energy technologies, avoid locking countries and cities in to high-carbon futures, help poor people to access energy, and reduce the risks of harmful climate change.</p><br /><p>The latest results for greenhouse gas emission reductions, both achieved, expected to be achieved (by April 2016), and expected over the full lifetime of the programmes are as follows:</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>Achieved results (results reported by April 2015)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expected results by April 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expected total benefits*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions (Tonnes of CO2e)</p></td><td><p>2,300,000</p></td><td><p>6,600,000</p></td><td><p>440,000,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>*Some ICF programmes will continue to deliver results long after our financial support ends. Expected total benefit figures include long term legacy benefits beyond the lifetime of the programmes, and outside of the 2011 – 2016 Spending Review period.</p><br /><p>The full set of ICF results can be found here:</p><br /><p><a href="https://dfidexchange/owa/redir.aspx?C=BvLDpSnCS0qXC2NWk8QtL14UNZ4_AdMIInOUfvlFkleifEYgWTfRDB1dedUkL2YN8moCp-VJmgU.&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.gov.uk%2fgovernment%2fuploads%2fsystem%2fuploads%2fattachment_data%2ffile%2f463954%2fICF_Results_Note_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/463954/ICF_Results_Note_Final.pdf</a></p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd remove filter
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less than 2015-12-08T17:13:35.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T17:13:35.87Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) 1.5, (b) 2, (c) 4 and (d) 6 degrees of global warming on (i) countries belonging to the Climate Vulnerable Forum and the Alliance of Small Island States and (ii) the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 18469 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced detailed assessments of the effect of global warming. Its study on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability contained in the 2014 Fifth Assessment Report (available here: <a href="http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/" target="_blank">http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/</a>) makes clear how the impacts of climate change are expected to slow down economic growth, erode food security and make poverty reduction more difficult. The report notes that higher levels of warming increase the chance of severe and pervasive impacts.</p><br /><p>The poorest and most vulnerable will be hit first and hardest by climate change and the World Bank has estimated that without action to address climate change it could result in an additional 100 million people living in extreme poverty by 2030. The UK Government is committed to tackling poverty and climate change through its International Climate Fund, which the Prime Minister has announced will increase by 50% over the next five years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T16:59:33.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T16:59:33.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this