Tuesday, August 16, 2022
HomeMiddle ColumnMeet the new GOP - Same as the old GOP: Republicans Fund...

Meet the new GOP – Same as the old GOP: Republicans Fund Obama UN climate deal in spending bill

-

In a victory for the Obama administration, the spending package released by congressional leaders on Wednesday won’t block American financial contributions to an international climate fund for poorer nations.

The bill, greens and Democrats say, doesn’t explicitly appropriate funding for President Obama’s pledged contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). But since the legislation doesn’t formally block money for the GCF either, Obama is expected to be able to use current discretionary funding streams to send American money to it.

“Based on what we have reviewed so far, there are no restrictions on our ability to make good on the president’s pledge to contribute to the Green Climate Fund,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Wednesday.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

ENSO Impact on the Declining CO2 Sink Rate

This is contrary to multiple previous studies that claimed to account for ENSO.

China Demand: Respect the One China policy, to Restore Climate Talks

In response to John Kerry's grovelling plea to restart bilateral climate talks, the Communist mouthpiece Global Times has instructed the USA to "accept responsibility...

Thanks, Guardian, For Questioning the Virtues of Biomass

A recent article in United Kingdom (UK)-based newspaper The Guardian gives fair coverage to the idea that biomass energy may not be as environmentally friendly as...