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Cameroon: Environment Protection

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the Government has given to the Cameroon Parliamentary Caucus for Environmental Protection in each of the last five years; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Caucus against its objectives; and if he will make a statement. (270008)

The UK Government have made no financial or other contributions directly to the Cameroon Parliamentary Caucus for Environmental Protection. A Department for International Development (DFID) funded project—the Forest Governance Facility (FGF)—co-hosted two meetings with the Caucus between March 2007 and summer 2008 on issues relating to (1) environmental policy and legislation in Cameroon and (2) wetlands management and conservation. The FGF also provided some assistance in kind to the Caucus secretariat including print cartridges, reams of paper and the printing of one edition of their newsletter. This did not exceed a value of £200.

There has been no further work or follow up with the Caucus.