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Climate Change

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what response he has made to the proposals made on 15 November by the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for an investment fund to combat climate change in Africa. (103048)

Driving the take-up of low carbon energy technology over the coming decades is vital—particularly in developing countries. We have welcomed United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s announcement about launching a “Nairobi Framework” to support developing countries, particularly in Africa, to participate in the Clean Development Mechanism. The UK will be playing its part by linking London-based carbon market experts with those developing projects in Africa.