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Government approach to tackling climate change examined

01 March 2019

The International Development Committee takes evidence from the Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on UK aid for combating climate change.    

Witnesses

Wednesday 6 March 2019, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster 

At 2.00pm

  • Professor Dirk Messner, Director of United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

At 2.30pm

  • Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for International Development
  • Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sally Taylor, Head of Climate and Environment, Department for International Development

Purpose of the session

In the final session of the inquiry, the Committee will first hear from Professor Dirk Messner of the UN University what kind of approaches countries like the UK should adopt in light of the latest scientific evidence on climate change. The Committee will then take evidence from DFID, BEIS and Defra Ministers on UK aid for combating climate change. The session will explore whether the resources allocated to combating climate change are sufficient, whether the Government's approach to tackling climate change is coherent, how UK international climate finance links to poverty reduction and what leadership role the UK will play on climate change globally in 2019.

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