Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund

U.S. President Obama delivers an address to the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative in YangonBy Lincoln Feast and Timothy Gardner BRISBANE Australia/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia. The large size of the contribution took climate policy watchers by surprise and doubles what other countries had previously pledged ahead of a Nov. 20 deadline. …

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