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Biden Urges Global Action on Climate and Doubles U.S. Pledge

  • President previously said U.S. would give $5.7 billion
  • Speech follows foreign missteps that have angered some allies
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Biden Pledges to Give $11 Billion to Fight Climate Change
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President Joe Biden urged the world to turn from conflict toward cooperation against the urgent threats of climate change and disease, seeking to shore up international alliances shaken by recent U.S. foreign policy missteps.

“Instead of continuing to fight the wars of the past, we are fixing our eyes and devoting our resources to the challenges that hold the keys to our collective future,” Biden said Tuesday in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.