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Developing Countries: Climate Change

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 159036, tabled on 6 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he had discussions with his counterparts in (a) Australia, (b) New Zealand and (c) France on the UK's Small Island Developing States strategy in the Indo-Pacific region when preparing the policy paper entitled UK Small Island Developing States strategy 2022 to 2026, published on 27 February 2023.

Answered on

9 March 2023

Prior to the publication of the paper, discussions have been held on the UK's approach to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Hub's issues at official level with Australia, New Zealand and France. Within the Indo-Pacific region, discussions with partners take place at all levels including through the Partners in the Blue Pacific initiative of which Australia and New Zealand are members and France has participated in discussions.

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