On Thursday, the White House announced that they would be sending $1 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) — a project that promotes green technologies, especially in developing nations.
The announcement came ahead of a meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF).
However, this is not the only new investment that the Biden administration is trying to make in their radical climate change agenda — as President Joe Biden reportedly plans to request Congress allocate an additional $500 million to support the Amazon Fund, an anti-deforestation fund to protect the Amazon Rainforest, which is managed by the Brazilian Development Bank. The money will also be used to promote a variety of green technologies, including carbon capture.
The GCF’s interim executive director Henry Gonzalez celebrated the Biden administration’s investment in a press release.
“GCF welcomes President Biden’s announcement of a significant contribution from the United States,” the press release stated. “This money will provide urgently needed climate finance for the most vulnerable countries in the world. The [funding] will increase the resilience of populations in Least Developed Countries, protect Small Island Developing States threatened by climate change, and support the transition to low-emission, climate-resilient development around the world.”
GCF welcomes the support of the G7 Ministers of Climate, Energy and Environment to @theGCF's 2nd replenishment this year. To #InspireMoreClimateAction, more ambitious and transformative climate leadership + investments are needed.
Full communiqué 👉 https://t.co/9LB9VZX1zv pic.twitter.com/qhJ6UCx4ID
— Green Climate Fund (@theGCF) April 17, 2023
In the White House statement about the funding, Biden emphasized his goals of achieving an emissions-free power sector by 2035, a net-zero economy by 2050 and a 50% cut in emissions by 2030.
The move comes less than a week after the Biden administration announced the “strictest-ever emissions standards for gas-powered vehicles, which the Environmental Protection Agency projected would push roughly two-thirds of new car sales to be all-electric by 2032,” according to the Daily Caller.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) blasted the president for the decision to send taxpayer money overseas “to fund the climate cult.”
“Biden wants to use YOUR taxpayer dollars to fund the climate cult abroad. This is EXACTLY why we need to cut funding for the federal bureaucracy to pre-COVID levels,” he tweeted.
Biden wants to use YOUR taxpayer dollars to fund the climate cult abroad.
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) April 20, 2023
During an appearance on Fox News, House Natural Resources Chairman Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) argued that the Biden administration is “ignoring hardworking Americans” in its quest to appease the far-left base with a radical climate agenda.