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Sustainable Development

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 12846, tabled on 21 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to coordinate development and environmental sustainability agendas.

Answered on

28 October 2015

The new Global Goals provide a strong new framework for sustainable growth and poverty reduction, explicitly linking the development and environmental sustainability agendas. DFID is integrating environmental sustainability through development policy, research and investment, including investment of Climate Finance via the UK’s International Climate Fund (ICF) which has helped 15 million poor and vulnerable people adapt to the effects of climate change and helped 2.6 million people to access to clean energy.