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Bloomberg donates $4.5M to United Nations climate body after U.S. cuts

Not Released Mike Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to cover US commitment to Paris climate pact, rips scandal-scarred EPA chief
Steve Townsend | 25 April, 2018, 08:28

The former mayor of New York City and billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Sunday, April 22, pledged to grant a cheque of $4.5 million to fulfill the United States of America's financial commitment to the Paris Peace Accord. Meanwhile 76-year-old Bloomberg, who was mayor of NY from 2002 to 2013, also pledged to muster Dollars 15 million for the United Nations' climate body.

"America made a commitment, and as an American, if the government's not going to do it we all have responsibility", Bloomberg told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, which was also Earth Day. "Therefore, sure, I'm going to send them a check for those monies that America had promised into the company like they got it from the national government".

In a statement late Sunday, Bloomberg Philanthropies said further donations would be made if the USA fails to pay its share of the budget in 2019. "H$3 e should change his mind and say, look there really is a problem here". He said Trump should understand that America is part of the problem as well as the solution and should chip in and help the planet avert a disaster.

UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg has announced a contribution of 4.5 million USA dollars to the UN Climate Change Secretariat, the UNFCCC, a press release said Monday.

Bloomberg, who has emerged as one of the leading climate campaigners in the USA in recent years, said the United States should continue to honour its original commitments under the Paris Agreement, regardless of the Trump administration's decision to exit the accord.

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Bloomberg also tore into Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, saying he has walked away from the job he's supposed to do.

The money is used to fund the UN's work in supporting developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change; promote climate action across society, and address institutional needs in areas such as IT and communications. Trump cut that payment after complaining it was too expensive.

He also announced that his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, would help coordinate a USA effort called "America's Pledge" and submit a societal NDC - nationally determined contribution - in lieu of a government one.

The former mayor and California Gov.

The businessman has led several initiatives in the United States in recent months to support compliance with the Paris Agreement, which sets goals to limit the rise in global temperatures.

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