Skip to main content

Overseas Aid: Climate Change

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 248074, tabled on 26 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the role of UK aid in building co-operation with developing countries to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Answered on

1 May 2019

Tackling climate change is a priority for this Government. There are regular discussions on climate and environment issues among Ministers, and next week the Secretary of State is hosting Ministerial colleagues to discuss how we can work together to strengthen UK ambition, and deliver transformative outcomes at the United Nations Climate Action Summit later this year. The Government has committed £5.8bn of International Climate Finance (ICF) from 2016-2021 to help developing countries tackle climate change. Since 2011 our ICF support has helped reduce or avoid 10.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.