Trump’s Budget Eliminates Funding For UN Global Warming Programs

The Trump administration has proposed eliminating nearly $1.6 billion in international programs aimed at promoting green energy and fighting global warming.

That includes providing no funding to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF), which hands out money for programs to adapt or mitigate global warming.

The White House said this proposal is in line with President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “cease payments to the United Nations’ climate change programs.” The budget “fulfills that pledge,” according to budget documents.

The Obama administration gave nearly $1 billion to the GCF in 2016. The Trump administration proposed eliminating that funding, along with zeroing out funding for three other climate programs.

The budget also withdraws funding for the Clean Technology Fund and the Strategic Climate Fund for a savings of $239 million. It would also stop funding the Global Climate Change Initiative, saving taxpayers $362 million.

“America must put the energy needs of American families and businesses first and continue implementing a plan that ensures energy security and economic vitality for decades to come, including by promoting the development of the Nation’s vast energy resources,” White House budget documents read.

Trump promised to “cancel” UN global warming payments while on the campaign trail. Trump also promised to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, which the Obama administration joined in 2016.

“We’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars. We don’t even know who’s doing what with the money,” Trump said in November.

Trump’s budget makes good on that promise, and Congress is likely to go along with these cuts.

On the other hand, Trump has yet to make a decision on whether or not he’ll keep his promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement.

The White House is split on the issue. European governments and multinational corporations have lobbied the administration to stay in the Paris agreement, which they say may fall apart without U.S. involvement.

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    R. Johnson

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    The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) hasn’t made a single measurable impact on climate because it’s a slush fund designed to re-distribute wealth. POTUS is 100% correct on this issue!

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    Spurwing Plover

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    No more tax payers moola to the Useless Nations no more IPCC no more for this global warming/climate change scam tell the Useless Nations to Go Away

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    G

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    That’s a start. Now demand our money back from this den of thieves!

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    Amber

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    The $1.6 billion is a good start but it is a fraction of what globalists are scheming for .
    Promises made promises kept or 2 terms is never going to happen no matter the Stone magic that worked this time .
    The Paris Pledge runs completely contrary to the principle of making USA interests
    first and the action steps all ready underway to open up energy and reduce regulation .
    Funny I don’t remember the nay sayers in the pro Paris pledge to vocal while Mr. Trump was promising voters he was going to cancel USA participation in the
    global warming fraud document .
    No suddenly going political weasel less than 5 months in has all the hall marks of a
    great big fat lie to get elected . Sad very sad if the Trump insider liberals have their way .
    Like the Budget now being proposed …. which considers the tax payer perspective for a change saving tax payers hundreds of $billions was never so easy .
    Put the Paris Pledge to a vote by elected officials if necessary as should have been done before the Obama heist .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Time to remove this den of theives and vipers from american soil EVICT,EVICT,EVICT SQUAWK SQUAWK,KRRAAWWW,SKREE,RRAAWWKK

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