CARE International UK’s submission to the International Development Committee Inquiry argues that, in order to deliver on its commitments to increase climate finance, ensure 50% is directed for adaptation, and to increase gender-responsiveness, the UK government needs to set out how new and additional finance, which does not compromise Official Development Assistance, will be met. It also needs to set targets and clear policies for increasing finance that is gender-responsive and reaches women’s rights organisations.
The submission recommends that the UK Government should:
- Reverse the decision to cut aid spending from 0.7% of GNI to 0.5%
- Maintain commitment for 50% of climate finance to be for adaptation and use the COP26 Presidency to increase adaptation finance
- Increase the gender-responsiveness of climate finance and support the leadership of women and marginalised groups most affected by climate change
- Advance progress on loss and damage, with new and additional finance