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Defying Trump, Senate panel approves funding for U.N. climate body

07:38 EDT 8 Sep 2017 | Yahoo News

Defying Trump, Senate panel approves funding for U.N. climate bodyBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it. The 30-member Senate panel, which allocates federal funds to various government agencies and organizations, approved a $51 billion spending bill for the State Department and foreign operations, which included an amendment to continue funding the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change as well as the scientific body the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


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