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Overseas Aid: Climate Change

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to which countries his Department has provided aid for the purposes of (a) adapting to climate change and (b) mitigating the effects of climate change. (292451)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has programmes tackling climate change in many of the countries in which we work, but we do not categorise aid according to adaptation or mitigation activities.

DFID records whether a programme is contributing to the Departmental Strategic Objective 2 ‘to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation measures and ensure environmental sustainability' and also if the programme is targeting climate change. DFID currently has over 40 live programmes tackling climate change in many countries including India, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal and Zambia.