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Overseas Aid: Females

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13433, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether particular support will be offered through Official Development Assistance spending to women in developing countries affected by climate change to help protect the environment; and what plans they have to address this issue at COP26.

Answered on

8 March 2021

The UK Government remains committed to helping developing countries tackle climate change. We are doubling our International Climate Finance (ICF) to £11.6 billion over the next five years, of which at least £3 billion will be invested to protect and restore nature and biodiversity. Climate change disproportionately affects women and girls, and gender equality is a required consideration for ICF, as for all Official Development Assistance.

The UK is committed to hosting an inclusive COP. As part of our COP26 Presidency, we are stepping up work to fulfil the UK's commitments under the Gender Action Plan agreed at COP25, including by implementing gender-responsive domestic climate policies.