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A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]
A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]

Climate change has been in the news a lot lately. The United Nations held a Climate Change Summit, which was attended by more than 100 heads of state. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York for a "People's Climate March," the biggest such event ever. But there was a third very important climate-related development that received much less attention than it warranted: President Barack Obama issued a new executive order that may prove to be a turning point for efforts to advance climate preparedness around the world and for U.S. foreign aid planning. The order is entitled "Climate-Resilient International Development." Climate resilience is...

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