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How is climate change affecting developing countries and what actions should the government take?

12 March 2020

The External Affairs Sub-Committee holds an evidence session with Clare Shakya, Director at the International Institute for Environment and Development and Development and Rebecca Nadin, Director of the Overseas Development Institute's Risk and Resilience Programme.

This session is part of the cross-Committee inquiry on climate change and COP26.


Thursday 12 March, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster at 10.05am:

  • Clare Shakya, Climate Change research group, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Rebecca Nadin, Director of Risk and Resilience Programme, Overseas Development Institute.

Likely questions

Questions likely to be asked by the Committee include:

  • How are developing countries affected by climate change and what risks do they face if climate change is left unaddressed?
  • What are the key challenges for developing countries wishing to transition towards a low carbon economy?
  • In September 2019, the Prime Minister promised to double the UK's International Climate Finance over the next five years to £11.6bn. Is this financial commitment enough to support the stated aim of helping developing countries pursue a low-carbon economy, climate resilience and sustainable development?

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