Vice-president Kamala Harris pledged $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund at Cop28, which Congressional Republicans will likely try to block
The US, Germany and Italy have been accused of backsliding on a Glasgow promise to end public subsidies to fossil fuel projects overseas
The US, which long opposed a fund, wants it to focus on a narrow set of disasters in a small number of countries
The CEO of Occidental Petroleum has said that direct air capture is a way of prolonging the life of the oil industry
Workers in Philadelphia questioned whether green jobs could permanently replace dirty ones and pay the same high rates
The US’s treasury secretary would not commit to backing a shipping tax and the US was not on a list of 22 countries who support the measure.
Republicans are pressuring insurers out of climate coalitions but won’t change their pro-climate business decisions
The US has been accused of “breaking” a key climate financing commitment by approving almost $100m in support for an overseas fossil fuel project
The Environmental Protection Agency will set limits on power plants’ emissions, forcing them to clean up or shut down
China’s climate envoy Xie Zhenhua invited his US counterpart to China to discuss cooperation on tackling climate change
Solar installers are waiting to find out which solar panels are considered US-made and qualify for subsidies
The US has offered $3.5 billion in grants towards direct air capture, hoping to bring down the costs of removing carbon from the atmosphere
Incremental resolutions at the UN are starting to make the right to healthy environment tangible, but are running into pushback from states like the US.
The money is part of a $3 billion environmental justice pot finally authorised by Congress after a long battle against Republicans and conservative Democrats
Last year, the World Bank’s president David Malpass refused to accept the scientific consensus on global warming, leading to calls for the US government to push him out
With Jair Bolsonaro out of power, one obstacle to US funding for Amazon rainforest protection has gone – but Republicans in Congress could still block funding.