International Development Secretary announces package to help Africa deal with climate change and move away from fossil fuels during a two day visit to Kenya.
Climate and environment
International Development Secretary Rory Stewart goes on his first foreign trip in the role, to Jordan. He visits the Jordan One Solar Power solar field and the Za'atari refugee camp.
The Newton Fund is helping to tackle the zika virus, prevent birth defects, develop drought resistant crops and reduce hunger. Tackling global issues like these is both beneficial for the developing world as well as in the UK’s national interest.
The International Development Secretary has said he wants to see a doubling of the amount the Department for International Development spends on climate and environment over the next five years