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LCV Statement on U.S. Announcement of $100B in Climate Financing

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or December 17, 2009  

COPENHAGEN - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today announced a proposal for $100 billion in climate financing by 2020, should an effective climate deal be reached.

LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement in response to the announcement:

“Secretary Clinton’s announcement today reinforces that the U.S. stands ready to lead the world in curbing carbon pollution and provide meaningful assistance that ensures global climate cooperation. Her call for transparency by all nations must be carried out in the final days of the negotiations as world leaders seek to find common ground and reach an effective deal.“

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