US President Joe Biden has announced that the United States will double its contribution towards the climate finance pledge, SurgeZirc UK reports.
President Biden disclosed this in his first address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday.
The improved pledge implies that the US will contribute $11.4 billion annually by 2024 in response to supporting developing nations’ ability to tackle the climate crisis.
He also called for global cooperation in abating greenhouse gas emissions, tackling the coronavirus pandemic and eradicating human rights abuses.
President Biden took the podium before the 76th General Assembly at 10am.
“It is my honor to speak to you for the first time as the President of the United States,” Biden said.
The US President took centre stage after President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil who customarily speaks first at the General Assembly.