Obama U.N. Speech Will Include New Executive Order On Climate And International Development

Posted by Mike Confino, September 25, 2014

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President Barack Obama will announce a new executive order at the United Nations meeting on climate change Tuesday, directing federal agencies to consider climate change in all international development programs.

A White House official said the order will require agencies to “factor climate resilience into the design of their international development programs and investments.” The White House didn’t release the text of the order prior to the announcement. Obama also will announce tools that the U.S. plans to make available to other countries to “help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience.”

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