Signing the Paris Climate Treaty and Funding the Green Climate Fund: How Can Congress Respond?
Please join the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for lunch on Capitol Hill to discuss what can be done about two Obama administration efforts to circumvent Congress and push its climate agenda: the Paris Climate Treaty and the Green Climate Fund.
The Obama Administration announced it will sign the Paris Climate Treaty along with 130 other nations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on April 22, 2016. The State Department also announced that the United States will officially become a party to the agreement later in the year. How can the United States become a party to the agreement without going through “its own national legislative requirements” to ratify it, as specified by the UN? CEI experts will discuss what is wrong with this agreement and how Congress can respond.
Congress did not appropriate any money for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for FY 2016. Nonetheless, in March the State Department re-programmed $500 million from the Economic Support Fund account to the GCF. Initial contributions by the United States and other developed countries are meant to prepare GCF for full funding of $100 billion per year beginning in 2020. CEI experts will discuss what the Green Climate Fund is and why Congress should not fund this initiative.
WHEN: Monday, April 18 | 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. (lunch provided)
WHERE: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
- Christopher C. Horner: Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Senior Legal Fellow at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute
- David Kreutzer: Research Fellow, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
- Myron Ebell: Director of Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Chair of the Cooler Heads Coalition
Questions? Email Annie Dwyer at Annie.Dwyer@cei.org.