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UK aid spending for combating climate change examined

12 February 2019

The International Development Committee takes evidence from development stakeholders on UK aid for combating climate change.

Witnesses

Tuesday 12 February 2019, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Colin Buckley, Chief Operating Officer, CDC
  • Joelle Jenny, Director of the joint Funds Unit, National Security Secretariat

At 10.45am

  • Helena Wright, Senior Policy Adviser, E3G
  • Neil Bird, Senior Research Fellow, ODI
  • Dr Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative

Purpose of the Session

In the fourth oral evidence session of the IDC’s inquiry, the Committee will first explore how the CDC and the Prosperity Fund are spending UK aid to combat climate change, examining how CDC and Prosperity Fund take climate risks and benefits into account in funding decisions, with specific reference to projects that involve the consumption of fossil fuels. The Committee will then look at international climate finance, assessing the role of the multilateral development banks and the effectiveness of multilateral climate funds, asking what the UK can do to ensure these bodies are meeting the scale of the challenge.

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