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Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Bangladesh, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d) Kenya and (e) Nepal on technology transfer to enable those countries to harness renewable energy and to combat climate change. (304405)

The Government are pushing for an ambitious, effective and fair agreement at the 15th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen that will drive the development of climate technologies and their deployment in developing countries.

Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change have met with Ministers from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Nepal at international meetings throughout the last year to discuss these and related issues. The Secretary of State also visited India and Bangladesh in September, to see the impacts of climate change at first hand and meet with counterparts to discuss climate change and renewable energy.