U.K. billionaire Andrew Forrest has joined the ranks of wealthy individuals and corporations in the United States who have pledged to donate $10 million to help the United Nations fight climate change.
The $10 billion pledge by Forrest, CEO of Forrest Capital, is the largest ever from a U.N. member state.
In a video message Forrest made to members of the UN, he said: “I know that climate change is the most important issue of our time and that it’s an issue that we all need to join together in order to fight it effectively.
“With this gift, we are giving a tremendous boost to the UN’s fight against climate change, in the form of a new pledge that we are announcing today.””
The billionaire, who was born in the UK but has lived in the U, made the pledge in a video to the United Nation’s General Assembly on Thursday. “
With this gift, we are giving a tremendous boost to the UN’s fight against climate change, in the form of a new pledge that we are announcing today.”
The billionaire, who was born in the UK but has lived in the U, made the pledge in a video to the United Nation’s General Assembly on Thursday.
The United States has pledged $100 million, and more than 100 other nations have pledged a combined $1 billion, according to Forrest’s press office.
“The climate crisis is a global problem and it requires concerted action by all nations to achieve its ultimate goal: eliminating fossil fuels, which is why it’s crucial that we work together to tackle climate change,” Forrest said.
Climate change is a growing threat and it’s a global threat that we need to confront. “
My hope is that we can work together towards a common goal of sustainable development, so that we as a planet can continue to thrive.”
Climate change is a growing threat and it’s a global threat that we need to confront.
Andrew Forrest, chairman of Forrest Global, has pledged to help fight climate impactThe United States and other wealthy nations are struggling to meet the UN targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
The U.NSF, the United Kingdom’s official agency on climate change and development, estimates that global greenhouse gas emission reductions are expected to take until 2030 to reach their targets.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty that governs international cooperation on tackling climate change as well as its adaptation strategies.