The Hill: A Christmas present for the climate from Congress

Mar 2, 2016 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

December 31, 2015, Susan Stephenson

The surprisingly speedily passed FY16 omnibus appropriations bill contained a well-hidden but significant Christmas present for the climate and those on the front lines of climate change in the developing world: a clear path to deliver the first installment of Obama’s promised $3 billion in climate aid to developing nations.

This present was not exactly gift-wrapped and tied with a bow – it was actually the lack of blocking language that clears the administration to move its originally requested $500 million to the program, called the Green Climate Fund, from other discretionary budget streams. And in this Congress, especially on something like climate, that’s called a major victory. Read more

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