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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, welcomes the Government’s commitment in its response to the Dasgupta Review that it is taking steps to ensure all new UK bilateral aid spending does no harm to nature.

Responding, Patrick Hall, Senior Researcher at Bright Blue, said:

“The Government’s decision to integrate nature in Official Development Assistance is a welcome one. Biodiversity decline is a global crisis, interlinked with climate change. It is right that the UK seeks to ensure that bilateral aid is not in any way exacerbating that crisis.”

Bright Blue proposed that there should be a ‘do no harm’ policy in relation to global nature, such that any proposed project that damages or destroys nature should not receive UK ODA, in Saving global nature.

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