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UK's response to climate-related disasters examined

29 January 2019

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


Tuesday 29 January 2019, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Dr Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development
  • Julie-Anne Richards, Independent Consultant

At 10.45am

  • Dr Kate Schreckenberg, Kings College London
  • Andrew Mitchell, Founder of Global Canopy

Purpose of the Session

In the third oral evidence session of the IDC's inquiry into UK aid for combating climate change, the Committee will first explore the issue of “loss and damage “asking what stance the UK should take in helping to reconcile the different perspectives of developed, and developing, countries over the basis for allocating funds in response to climate-related disasters and slow-onset damage. The Committee will then examine the UK's role in protecting the world's tropical forests and will explore what part this plays in the UK's wider efforts to combat climate change.

Further information

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