Harris pledges $3 billion to help developing countries with climate solutions

Rachel Frazin

DUBAI : On Saturday, the U.S. pledged $3 billion to help developing countries mitigate and combat climate change.

“Today, I am also proud to announce a new $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries invest in resilience, clean energy and nature-based solutions,” Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday during a speech at the U.N. climate summit in Dubai.

The funding comes at a time when Congress is sharply divided, and Republicans have been very vocal about wanting to cut spending overall, and fight President Biden’s agenda.

A source told Reuters that the pledge was subject to fund availability.

In her speech, Harris also called for more climate action in her speech.

“We must have the ambition to meet this moment, to accelerate our ongoing work, increase our investments and lead with courage and conviction.”

She slammed “leaders who deny climate science, delay climate action and spread misinformation” and corporations “that greenwash climate inaction and lobby for billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies.

Courtesy: thehill