Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal by NPR

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his foundation will fill a funding gap left by the U.S. Christophe Ena/AP

Excerpt from NPR … Michael Bloomberg is pledging to fill a funding gap created by President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, offering up to $15 million to support the U.N. agency that helps countries implement the agreement.

“Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up — and there isn’t anything Washington can do to stop us,” said Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who now serves as the U.N.’s special envoy on cities and climate change.

“Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing [on to] a statement of support that we will submit to the U.N.,” Bloomberg said, “and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the U.S. made in Paris in 2015.”

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