Written evidence submitted to the International Development Committee inquiry on Climate Change, Development and COP26
Written evidence submitted to the parliamentary inquiry by CAFOD, the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
The International Development Committee launched an inquiry on Climate Change, Development and COP26. It examined, ahead of COP26 in November, the progress the Government has made putting climate change at the centre of aid policy.
The inquiry examined:
The extent to which the Government has made progress on implementing the Committee’s recommendations, particularly those on climate finance, climate justice, the use of ODA to support fossil fuels and making climate change a strategic priority in all aid spending;
Any gaps that remain between what the Government has done and what it committed to do;
The extent to which the Government’s work to date on climate change and development has taken the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the needs of low-and-middle income countries and vulnerable groups into account;
The potential of COP26 to address these remaining challenges effectively and the steps the Government needs to take if COP26 is to succeed in tackling them