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Macron: France Will Pay The U.S. Share For U.N. Climate Panel Funding

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to pay for the U.S. share of funding for the United Nations' Climate Panel. (Image Credit: Twitter/ Emmanuel Macron)

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to pay for the U.S. share of funding for the United Nations' Climate Panel.

Macron said France aimed to close down all coal-fired power plants by 2021 as part of action to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Macron, who will host a summit in Paris on Dec. 12 about climate finance, said France would make up for a shortfall in U.S. funding for the climate science research by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “They will not miss a single euro,” he said to applause. U.S. contributions to the IPCC budget have been about 2 million euros (£1.79 million) a year in recent years.

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