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Developing Countries: Climate Change

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on assisting developing countries dealing with the effects of climate change in each of the last five years. (321646)

The Department for International Development (DFID) helps developing countries deal with the effects of climate change through a number of multilateral and bilateral channels. For example DFID has:

Invested £150 million in the Environmental Transformation Fund (ETF) over the past two years.

Provided £50 million to the Chars Livelihood Programme in Bangladesh to support livelihoods resilient to climate change.

Committed to invest £100 million in climate research over five years.

We are not currently able to disaggregate all of our spend on climate change. DFID is working with other donors, through the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, to agree how climate change spending should be reported. We expect to begin reporting against agreed requirements later this year.