17 Feb '17, 2pm

US Climate Finance: A Great Deal for the Nation and the World

US Climate Finance: A Great Deal for the Nation and the World

With a new administration in the White House, and the secretaries of State and Treasury now confirmed by the Senate, there are big questions about the future of U.S. climate finance. On the campaign trail, President Trump said he would cancel payments to “UN climate change programs.” Meanwhile, many newspapers noted that almost all references to climate change were removed from the White House website within minutes of Trump’s inauguration last month. Pages detailing U.S. climate finance spending have also since been removed from the State Department website. These are concerning developments. The United States is a significant contributor of climate finance and has traditionally been one of the more transparent donor countries in reporting where funding has gone and what it has achieved. This detailed reporting illustrates the ways climate finance is a great deal for Amer...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/02/us-climate-finance-great-...

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