§ 19. Mr. Gerrard
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the contribution which her Department has made to the global climate change discussions. 
§ Clare Short
My Department works closely with the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions on UK policy on global climate change, as it relates to developing countries. DFID provides the UK contributions to the Global Environment Facility which is the financial mechanism for the Climate Change Convention. Through our bilateral development assistance we support programmes to increase energy efficiency.