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Debt cancellation and climate change

EDM (Early Day Motion) 655: tabled on 16 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that countries in the global South are being forced to confront the climate emergency with both hands tied behind their back; notes that low-income countries are responsible for less than 1 per cent of the world's historic carbon emissions but now face some of the most devastating impacts of climate breakdown; further notes a recent analysis from the Jubilee Debt Campaign which found that 34 of the world’s poorest countries are spending £21.4 billion on debt payments a year compared with £3.9 billion on measures to tackle the climate emergency; notes a peer-reviewed study published by Springer which estimates that the cost of climate-related loss and damage in the global South alone will be between $290 billion and $580 billion annually by 2030; regrets that COP26 did not recognise, or take action to address, the link between global debt and the climate emergency; calls on the Government to push for an expansion of the G20 Common Framework to consider middle-income, climate-vulnerable countries for debt relief treatment and ensure private sector participation; and further calls on the Government to support calls for automatic debt payment suspension and relief for countries that experience natural disasters.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
East Lothian
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Belfast South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Jarrow
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 17 November 2021
Islington North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow South West
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2021
Coventry South
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2021
Strangford
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2021
Rochdale
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2021
Argyll and Bute
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2021
Norwich South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 November 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 November 2021
Ceredigion
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2021
Salford and Eccles
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2021
Bath
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2021
Stockport
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2021
Leeds East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2022
York Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.