Biden Will Use US Tax Money to Support Young Climate Activists in Other Countries

As part of a broader strategy to combat climate change, the Biden presidency will utilize public funds to finance young climate activists in developing countries.

With the introduction of its 2022-2030 climate plan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) made a commitment to support “youth-led groups” in at least 40 partner countries that are actively battling climate change.


The organization recognizes young people also suffer from “a broad spectrum of climate-related mental health illnesses.” It insists any aid for young climate activists incorporate programs that address these difficulties.

A government-wide mission to tackle climate change was issued by President Biden one week into his administration and USAID’s climate policy is a component of it.

USAID projects that developing countries’ energy consumption will increase by 70% over the next three decades, which is a significant source of worry for the organization.

USAID intends to promote renewable energy and amplify the voices of young climate activists in emerging economies in order to minimize longer-term emission trends.

However, many say such an approach is counterproductive since it harms developing countries.

The policy “refuses them to give what we have, which is the affluence that comes from fossil fuels,” according to Power the Future founder and executive director Daniel Turner.

Using tax money on this tactic, according to Turner, is the height of privileged behavior.

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USAID has vowed to continue its “prompt and efficient humanitarian assistance” and disaster relief efforts, despite these complaints.

Bat virus studies at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and a $78,000 grant to a Palestinian activist organization (whose leaders hailed a guy who assassinated a US military attaché) are two examples of how the agency’s money has been used for contentious purposes.

Samantha Power, a former advisor to President Obama, now leads USAID and is an outspoken advocate for climate change mitigation.

Because women are “far more likely to be murdered by natural and climate disasters,” she calls climate change “sexist” and boasts about her job “helping countries adapt to a warmer environment.”

Power also visited a fish farm in Vietnam and met with the foreign minister of Iraq to discuss “ongoing work to combat climate change” in both countries.

This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.