The International Development Committee has launched an inquiry examining, ahead of COP26 in November, the progress the Government has made putting climate change at the centre of aid policy.
Developing countries are disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change, and less able to respond. For example, many lower-income countries are highly indebted and rely more heavily on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, forestry and tourism. The World Bank has suggested that Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are among the region’s most vulnerable to climate change. These concerns were echoed in the predecessor Committee’s report UK aid for combating climate change, which stressed that climate change is the single biggest threat to stability and wellbeing in some of world’s most vulnerable nations.