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Bonn Declaration

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated under each budget heading for the purposes of meeting its obligations under the Bonn Declaration in each year from 2001 to 2008. (306700)

The 2001 Bonn Declaration committed signatories to providing $410 million per year, from 2005-08, for developing countries to respond to climate change. The European Community was one of these signatories and the UK Government agreed to contribute approximately £30 million ($61,467 million) per year. The following table provides the amount spent through each budget heading, which has exceed that original commitment.

£ million

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Special Climate Change Fund

3.3

3.3

3.8

Clean Energy Investment Framework

0.43

1.3

0.36

Global Environment Facility (climate focal area)

10.4

10.4

11.66

Bilateral (including research)

9.27

18.35

26.18

Least Developed Countries Fund

3.5

Other Government Department spending

6.63

7.4

7.4

Total

30.03

40.75

52.9

The Department for International Development (DFID) contributed through the Special Climate Change Fund, the Clean Energy Investment Framework, the Global Environment Facility, the Least Developed Countries Fund and through Bilateral aid.