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US contributes $500 million to UN Green Climate Fund

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The Obama administration had announced in 2014 -- a year before the COP 21 agreement was adopted -- a $3-billion pledge for the Green Climate FundThe outgoing Barack Obama administration announced Tuesday a contribution of half a billion dollars to the UN Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes over the White House. The $500 million payment, announced by State Department spokesman John Kirby in a statement, is the second from the United States to support the United Nations Green Climate Fund, which aims to mitigate the effects of climate change in the world’s poorest countries. The Obama administration had announced in 2014 — a year before the COP 21 agreement was adopted — a $3-billion pledge for the fund.

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