Tackling the climate crisis is still within our reach – but just barely. One thing that is necessary to avoid climate disaster is financing.
President Biden pledged $11.4 billion annually by 2024 for international climate finance that would move us closer to a healthy climate. Now the president has asked Congress to appropriate half ($5.3 billion) in the FY 2023 budget. Only days remain to debate the 2023 appropriation package and these funds need to be part of it.
Please join the efforts of over 100 organizations – faith-based, business, humanitarian, environmental, science, health, and foreign policy – in calling on Congress to meet the U.S. pledge to deliver $11.4 billion a year to international climate finance.
This financing will help countries who have least contributed to the climate crisis to reduce emissions, transition to clean energy, and better prepare for the climate disasters to come. It is in our interest also to avoid global climate catastrophes that could impact our nation’s security.