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European Union Global Climate Change Alliance

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support the Government plans to give to the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance. (204968)

We welcome the European Commission’s Global Climate Change Alliance, which aims to help poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change to increase their capabilities to adapt to the effects of climate change and to have their voice better heard in the international climate change negotiations. We believe that the GCCA’s proposal to pilot a programmatic approach to integrating climate resilience into development planning will help to provide valuable lessons for future adaptation responses. It is essential that this is well co-ordinated with other adaptation financing initiatives and is delivered in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. We look forward to reviewing the EC’s working paper on the GCCA and will consider support once this has been presented to member states.