U.S. seeks to double climate change aid for developing nations -Biden

Congress to double funds for helping developing nations deal with climate change

  
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in smiles as U.S. President Joe Biden interacts with members of the media after a joint news conference after a day of meetings at the White House, in Washington, U.S. May 21, 2021.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in smiles as U.S. President Joe Biden interacts with members of the media after a joint news conference after a day of meetings at the White House, in Washington, U.S. May 21, 2021.

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NEW YORK- President Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday he would work with Congress to double funds for helping developing nations deal with climate change.

"In April, I announced the United States will double our public international financing to help developing nations tackling climate crisis. Today, I'm proud to announce that we'll work with the Congress to double that number again, including for adaptation efforts, to make the United States the leader of public climate finance," he told world leaders.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein, Editing by Franklin Paul) ((ahmed.aboulenein@tr.com; +1 202-519-3051; Reuters Messaging: ahmed.aboulenein.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))


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