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Climate Change

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the contributions by the United Kingdom and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development donors to assist developing countries to participate in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

According to the report of the IPCC special committee on the participation of developing countries (June 1990), the following contributions were received in 1989 from OECD members other than the United Kingdom:

Equivalent in Swiss francs
Australia$ 15,17524,963·05
CanadaC$ 11,00014,519·50
Denmark$ 5,0007,550·00
Finland$ 5,0007,950·00
FranceFF 100,00025,303·00
Federal Republic of GermanySFr 43,75043,750·00
Japan$ 50,00075,500·00
Netherlands$ 25,00040,250·00
Norway$ 15,00025,050,00
SwitzerlandSFr 55,00055,000·00
United States of America$ 120,000199,500·00

The United Kingdom paid £50,000 (approximately equal to SFr 129,400), making us the second largest contributor in 1989. This year, we have offered a further £25,000.