What does the commitment to green UK aid mean in practice?

Solar panels in India. Photo by: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / DFID / CC BY-NC-ND

BARCELONA — At last month’s G-20 meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to make U.K. aid greener by only funding projects that support the transition to lower greenhouse gas emissions and that align with country pledges under the Paris climate agreement.

“We will make sure we consider the impact all U.K. aid projects could have on the climate and how the effects of climate change could impact the project,” a spokesperson for the U.K Department for International Development explained to Devex.

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    Rebecca Root is a Reporter and Editorial Associate at Devex producing news stories, video, and podcasts as well as partnership content. She has a background in finance, travel, and global development journalism and has written for a variety of publications while living and working in New York, London, and Barcelona.