GOP Wants to Block $3 Billion Global Climate Aid

Climate change. (photo: Getty Images)
Climate change. (photo: Getty Images)


Timothy Cama | The Hill | Reader Supported News | November 24, 2015

ore than 100 House Republicans are joining dozens in the Senate pushing to block President Obama from giving billions of dollars to foreign countries for climate change aid.

The Republicans are taking aim at the $3 billion Obama wants to contribute to the Green Climate Fund, a United Nations-backed effort that’s part of a plan to give poor nations $100 billion annually by 2020 to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

“We are concerned about making any commitments to support new funding through the Green Climate Fund, given the U.S. government’s already significant climate change related spending to date,” the lawmakers, led by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), wrote to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee late Monday.

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