UK aid for combating climate change Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

Overview of our report

2 The urgency and scale of the challenge

The need for a suitable strategy

3 International Climate Finance: spending and resources


Staffing and Expertise


4 Strategic approaches to spending International Climate Finance (ICF)

Climate finance and poverty reduction

Climate Compatible Development and Climate Justice

The balance between mitigation and adaptation

Climate programme cycles

Engaging the private sector

Mainstreaming climate finance

5 Policy coherence on climate change across government

Cross-departmental working on International Climate Finance

Coherence of wider government policy and spending with ICF

ODA and non-ODA support for fossil fuels

6 UK international leadership on climate change

Multilateral climate funds

Multilateral Development Banks

UN Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit

7 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations


Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 8 May 2018