Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover United States climate commitment

Bloomberg to write $4.5M check for Paris climate pact

Bloomberg announced his contribution on CBS saying, "America made a commitment and as an American, if the government's not going to do it, we all have a responsibility". In prior years, the USA has given $7.5 million to help fund the UN Climate Change Secretariat.

Bloomberg said he hoped Trump would change his mind in time for next year's payment due from the U.S.

It said the money would go to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the BBC report said. Announced on Sunday, Bloomberg Philanthropies' $4.5 million in support of the operations of the UN Climate Change Secretariat is meant to fulfil a promise made by Bloomberg in June of 2017 to make up the shortfall in funding that stems directly from President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

A longtime champion in the fight against global warming, Bloomberg plans to fill the gap USA funding cuts left in the agency's budget, according to a release from his office. Bloomberg said that all Americans share the responsibility to uphold deals the government makes, and that since he is able to, he would send a check to the organization as though nothing had changed. He also announced that his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, would help coordinate a US effort called "America's Pledge" and submit a societal NDC - nationally determined contribution - in lieu of a government one. That is true. But he should change his mind and say, look there really is a problem here.

His charity, Bloomberg Philanthropies, offered $15m to cover a separate climate change shortfall past year.

Bloomberg's pledge was hailed by Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "America is a big part of the solution and we should go in and help the world stop a potential disaster", Bloomberg said.

Former New York City Mayor and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg speaks at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington on April 19, 2018.

However, it's unlikely that Trump will change his mind given recent statements celebrating de-regulation of environmental standards that came on Earth Day itself.

"His job is to protect the environment, and he has walked away 100% from that", Bloomberg said, adding Pruitt has decided "'The environment doesn't need protection.

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