Spending Deal Undercuts Biden's UN Climate Pledge
RFF Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement Billy Pizer talks with CQ Roll Call about where the United States stands on its climate finance pledges.
At the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen, the U.S. pledged $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, most of which is still owed...
"We're still 2 billion outstanding,” Billy Pizer, a researcher at the nonpartisan Resources for the Future, said in an interview. "So that does make it hard for us to negotiate contributions" from other countries, said Pizer, who worked on climate finance issues at Treasury during the Obama administration. "It makes it harder for us to leverage action from other countries when we are not fulfilling pledges that we've made in the past."
William A. Pizer
Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement
Billy Pizer is Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at RFF. Previously, he was the Susan B. King Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.