VoteClimate: Global Vaccine Access - 13th January 2022

Global Vaccine Access - 13th January 2022

Here are the climate-related sections of speeches by MPs during the Commons debate Global Vaccine Access.

Full text: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-01-13/debates/AFFE6CDF-CA6D-44B3-923C-F7784B845FF4/GlobalVaccineAccess

14:38 Philippa Whitford (SNP)

We are all talking about the humanitarian and the moral need to support people in poorer countries to have the access we have had, but on top of the lives lost and the huge, multi-trillion economic hit to the world, it is important that we recognise that this was a global challenge. The international community has failed, so far. If we cannot get our act together now in facing this, that does not give great hope for that other challenge—the climate crisis.

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15:08 Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat)

I say to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin) that I looked at the IPU bits, and unfortunately it felt a little bit like COP26; where we have got to is the equivalent of moving from “phase out” to “phase down”, and there is clearly more to be done there. On Valneva, which the hon. Members for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Neale Hanvey) and for Central Ayrshire (Dr Whitford) raised, if we can develop a vaccine that does not have those storage requirements, I do not know why we are not looking at that.

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