Clinton Promises Billions in Eco-Aid at Copenhagen | Print | E-mail
Written by Rebecca Terrell
Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:37
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is promising delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference billions in foreign aid to developing countries. She's also promising commitment to forming an international authority with regulatory powers over energy and the environment.

Clinton told reporters Thursday at Copenhagen that the United States will offer disadvantaged countries up to $10 billion a year by 2012 in their efforts to combat the reputed catastrophic effects of climate change. She added support for a global fund of $100 billion a year by 2020 on the condition that participating countries meet “standards of transparencyâ€