The world is facing growing devastation from our changing climate. These impacts have far reaching effects—compounding the ongoing global food crisis and driving political and economic instability.
Even though the United States is one of the biggest historic contributors of greenhouse gases, it is the countries with far fewer resources that are bearing the brunt of this climate crisis.
This is a moral issue. Urge Congress to support global climate assistance!
As a major greenhouse gas emitter, the United States has a responsibility to help people around the world who are suffering from the impacts of increasingly severe floods, drought, and storms.
Wealthy nations have committed to helping these countries transition to clean energy and adapt to the ravages of climate change.
So far, that promise remains unfulfilled.
With climate impacts becoming more severe, this is a critical moment for the U.S. to live up to its commitment. President Biden’s recently published budget request proposed a $5 billion investment in international climate assistance for the fiscal year 2024. Yesterday he publicly reiterated U.S. support for the Green Climate Fund. FCNL is committed to ensuring that the next federal budget includes at least this amount for international climate assistance.
Urge your members of Congress to ensure a just allocation of resources to people who are living with the worst consequences of the climate crisis.
Sincerely, Clarence Edwards
Legislative Director, Sustainable Energy and Environment