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Global Environmental Facility

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding and resources the Government have (a) provided in each of the last three financial years and (b) committed in each of the next three financial years for the Least Developed Country Fund of the Global Environmental Facility. (117021)

DFID pledged £10 million over three years to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), from 2006-07 . DFID provided £3.5 million for 2006-07 and plans to provide further instalments of £3.5 million in 2007-08 and £3 million in 2008-09. DFID is currently the largest contributor to the LDCF and will review the need for further contributions at the next replenishment meeting, currently planned for mid-2007.