Policy paper

DECC support for the overseas territories

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Details of the support the Department of Energy & Climate Change offers to overseas territories for climate and energy issues.

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The UK is responsible for for 14 overseas territories, 11 of which are permanently inhabited. They are diverse in size, economic and social development and systems of governance. The territories are British but are not constitutionally part of the UK. They have their own constitutions and most have a democratically elected government.

This paper describes the support the Department of Energy & Climate Change offers to the overseas territories on climate and energy issues.