Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama Sends $500m to UN Climate Fund

With the clock winding down on his presidency, Barack Obama signs over half a billion dollars to help poor countries fight climate change

Obama (Picture Credit: Flickr/Justin Sloan) Click to Enlarge.
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has pledged half a billion dollars to a UN climate fund that Donald Trump has threatened to cut off.

This matches the US’ previous disbursement to the Green Climate Fund, bringing the total to $1bn.

But it falls far short of meeting the $3bn commitment the country made in advance of the Paris climate talks in 2015, with the country unlikely to send more funding under a Trump presidency.

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