REACTION: International Development Committee report – UK aid for combating climate change

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In reaction to the International Development Committee report, UK aid for combating climate change, Jon Date, Oxfam Head of Government Relations said:

 

“Today’s call by MPs to put climate change at the heart of the UK’s aid strategy is both timely and welcome. The recent exceptional cyclones in Mozambique and India illustrate once again that the world’s poorest people have done the least to cause climate change, yet are being pushed further into poverty by the devastating consequences.

 

“There remains a brutal disconnect between the resources developing countries have to adapt and the increasing risks they face. Overseas aid and international climate finance are two separate commitments, so the UK should now look into new sources of income for climate finance, to prevent critical funds for schools and hospitals in poorer countries being depleted.”