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Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Regarding the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request
Date:3/3/2010

programs that support the goals of improved global health and food security.  These funds are in addition to the emergency and non-emergency food assistance we provide.  There is a strong link between security and hunger, made clear in 2008 when the global food crisis led to a dramatic rise in food riots in more than 30 countries around the globe. With these additional funds, we will work in countries in Africa, Central America, and Asia to combat poverty and hunger.  Our work will draw upon relevant expertise across the United States government to deliver the most effective programs possible.

Our third principal challenge is climate change.  We propose to invest $646 million for State Department and USAID programs, part of the Administration's overall request of $1.4 billion to support climate change assistance.  USAID will support implementation of adaptation and sustainable landscape investments, as well as low-carbon development strategies, market-based approaches to sustainable energy sector reform and emission reductions, capacity-building and technologies to enhance adaptation and local resilience to climate change in partner countries. We plan to expand renewable energy programs in the Philippines, improving electric distribution systems in Southern Africa, and support high-level bilateral climate change partnerships with major economies like India and Indonesia.


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