Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (775)

Timmy Dooley


775. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to increase Ireland’s contribution to the green climate fund. [31295/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Ireland made a commitment at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015 to provide at least €175 million in public funding in support of climate action in developing countries between 2016 and 2020. This support will be provided primarily through bilateral assistance in respect of climate adaptation goals in developing countries, and will come from the Vote of Irish Aid, managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ireland is well positioned to achieve its commitment to provide €175m for global climate over the period 2016-2020, having provided €117.1 million over 2016-17 and committed in A Better World to further scale up funding for climate action.

While no decisions have yet been taken in respect of contributions for 2019, any such decisions will take into account Ireland's commitments, referred to above, regarding further building up its support for the Green Climate Fund in the coming years.