UN Foundation’s Financial Influence on State Governments’ Climate Agendas

UN Foundation’s Financial Influence on State Governments’ Climate Agendas

February 5, 2024

Today, a new report was released that shows the United Nations Foundation is helping state governments fuel climate policy. The group is pumping millions of dollars into state governments to promote their climate policies and, in some cases, funding salaries of state officials. 

Fox News reports, 

“The Washington, D.C.-based organization — which was “created to work closely with the United Nations” — houses the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of Democrat-led states launched to coordinate environmental policy after former President Donald Trump withdrew from the U.N. Paris climate accords. As part of the initiative, the United Nations Foundation has wired millions of dollars to state governors and agencies, in many cases even funding state officials’ salaries. According to United Nations Foundation tax filings reviewed by Fox News Digital, the group wired a staggering $5.4 million to 12 state governments between 2020 and 2022, the most recent year with data available, with grants often being vaguely earmarked for “UN strengthening.” Further, information requests shared with Fox News Digital indicate another state, Michigan, received $451,000 from the group circuitously routed through the University of Michigan.”

Over the last four years, the United States and our global allies have become more energy-vulnerable, and the risk of blackouts has continued to increase. It is unacceptable that the UN could be influencing policies that will only hurt us in the long run. 

“It’s sickening to see governors taking in millions through a cozy climate scheme while working Americans are paying more for energy,” said Daniel Turner, Founder and Executive Director for Power The Future. “We see these governors smile along while Joe Biden forces his climate mandates and now we know the reason why is because they’re influenced by staff on the United Nations payroll. These backdoor funding schemes should be illegal, but for the eco-left it’s just business as usual.”