- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is hailing a Senate committee’s approval of funds to help developing nations respond to climate change.

He and a group of fellow Democrats prompted removal from the legislation a provision that would have blocked U.S. funding for the international fund negotiated at climate talks in Paris last year. As a result, the United States will chip in $3 billion during the next several years.

The Green Climate Fund is an international pot of money set up to help nations worldwide- particularly developing nations -adapt to climate change and transition to clean energy sources.

Leahy says the fund is an essential component of the framework that the international community developed in Paris to deal with climate change.

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