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Vice President Kamala Harris last week committed the United States to doling out $3 billion in taxpayer funds to a United Nations fund designed to fight 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,” Harris said during a speech at the U.N. climate summit in Dubai, according to The Hill.
Reuters later reported that the pledged cash still needs to be approved by Congress.
To date, the United States has forked over about $2 billion to the fund, which ships off the money to developing countries.
However, The Guardian noted that the Biden administration kicked in $17.5 million, less than other nations, to a newly created loss and damage fund to address the impacts of climate change. The report said the donation was labeled “embarrassing” by climate zealots.
However, Harris talked a bold game, saying “This is a pivotal moment — our action collectively, or worse our inaction, will impact billions of people for decades to come.”
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