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Poland: Forestry

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the £100 million committed to forestry in Poznan in December 2008 has been (a) allocated and (b) spent. (319992)

The UK announced up to £100 million of funding for forestry at Poznan in 2008. So far we have allocated £50 million to the Forest Investment Program (FIP), one of the multi-donor Climate Investment Funds, of which £12 million has been deposited. The FIP trust fund sub-committee is currently considering expressions of interest from 44 countries and regions, before selecting five pilots for funding. The UK is a member of this committee and will play a role in the deliberations. The remainder has been provisionally allocated to the FIP, and will be deposited in the next financial year, subject to good progress.