The letter, co-signed by 43 MPs from Labour, the Greens, the SNP, Sinn Fein, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats, was sent to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in the final days of COP26.
“We write to you during COP26 to demand the UK supports efforts to write off debt for countries in the global South and allow them to prioritise their response to climate breakdown”, the text begins.
It goes on by highlighting that “after centuries of exploitation and underdevelopment by wealthy countries, the global South is now being forced to confront the climate emergency with both hands tied behind its back.”
In accordance with the DRGR-proposal, the MPs demand that the government pushes for an expansion of the G20 Common Framework to consider middle-income climate-vulnerable countries for debt relief treatment, and ensure private sector participation.
Read the full letter in the tweet by MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy, who co-ordinated it, below.