State Dept defiant on $500M to UN climate fund: ‘Did Congress authorize the Green Climate Fund? No.’


By: - Climate DepotMarch 8, 2016 6:18 PM with 20 comments

Asked by Senator Cory Gardner if Congress approved the US State Department to divert $500 million to the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund, Deputy Secretary Heather Higgenbottom says: “Did Congress authorize the Green Climate Fund? No. […] We’ve reviewed the authority and the process under which we can do it, and our lawyers and we have determined that we have the ability to do it, and I pledge to you and to other members we’d be happy to provide that legal analysis and the additional details.”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
March 8, 2016