Adriano Espaillat

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Adriano Espaillat

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Cosponsor H.R. 4986, the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act


Current Cosponsors: Haaland, Napolitano, Huffman, Schakowsky, García (IL), Jayapal, Lee (CA), Lowenthal, Cartwright, Pingree, Quigley, Nadler, Casten, DeSaulnier, Pocan, Connolly, Grijalva, McCollum

Endorsed By (25): ActionAid USA, Action Corps, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Center for Biological Diversity, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Church World Service, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Corporate Accountability,
EcoEquity, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Friends of the Earth, GreenLatinos, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program, Islamic Relief USA, League of Conservation Voters, MADRE, Maryknoll Office
for Global Concerns, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office, New York League of Conservation Voters, Oxfam America, Public Citizen, Sunrise Movement, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Women’s Environment and Development Organization

Dear Colleague:

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Green Climate Fund Authorization Act, a bill to promote environmental justice and commit the U.S. to keeping
the planet below 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming.

When the House passed H.R. 9, we affirmed that the United States ought to remain in Paris Climate Agreement and the drastic need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This however, must only be the beginning.

The Trump Administration has
formally announced its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement
, and we must demonstrate through our actions that the U.S. remains a leader in the fight against climate change.

The United States must boldly and swiftly transition to a clean energy economy. As one of the greatest greenhouse gas emitting nations in the world, we must work beyond our borders to mitigate and adapt to climate change. As a developed country, the U.S.
has the greatest responsibility and capacity to combat climate change. This is why climate finance is part of the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

The Green Climate Fund Authorization Act would authorize funding to the Green Climate Fund, an independent, multilateral fund established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to help developing countries limit or
reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Furthermore, the Green Climate Fund exemplifies environmental justice by promoting and protecting human rights and the rights of marginalized groups, including communities of color, indigenous
peoples, women, children, and individuals with disabilities.

A recent
UN Climate Report
 finds that global temperatures are on pace to rise as much as 3.9 degrees Celsius by 2100 at current rate of emissions. It is clear that we must act as a global community to combat climate change.

We have seen the youth of this country and the world take to the streets to demand action on climate change and environmental justice, and we must act now.

If you would like to be added as a cosponsor, or have any questions, please contact


Adriano Espaillat
Member of Congress
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