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International Development

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

Bonn Declaration

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.

[Official Report, 14 December 2009, Vol. 502, c. 804-805W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Gareth Thomas:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey (Simon Hughes) on 14 December 2009. The answer given was as follows: (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.

The correct answer should have been:

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

3.3

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

7

Other Government Department spending

6.63

7.4

7.4

Total

30.03

40.75

55.9

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.