$500 Million to Fight Climate Change
Last month, more than 76,000 people signed a petition urging President Obama to fulfill the United States’ commitment to the Green Climate Fund.
This week, the State Department gave another $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, a significant step toward raising funds to help developing countries deal with climate change. Despite the GOP’s attempts to prevent President Obama from contributing to the fund, he defied their obstructionism in the final hours of his presidency.
With the support of thousands of activists, President Obama was encouraged to help in this global effort to develop clean energy solutions and help the world’s most vulnerable communities.
By giving an additional $500 million to the fund, bringing our nation’s total contribution up to $1 billion, President Obama has sent a strong message to the rest of the world that progress on climate change must continue, no matter who is in the White House.
Victories like this prove why we can’t give up on this fight. When we join together and make our voices heard, our leaders will listen.