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LCV: President Obama’s Executive Order on Climate Resilience Builds on Momentum for Action

Sep 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC —League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Sara Chieffo released this statement following President Obama’s announcement of a new executive order at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, requiring federal agencies to factor climate resilience into the design of their international development programs and investments: 

“President Obama’s announcement today on climate resiliency is yet another wake-up call for climate change deniers. In a week that kicked off with about 400,000 people taking to the streets of New York calling for action on climate change, it is clear that corporate polluters and deniers seeking to block progress are protecting their own profits and are dangerously out of touch with the public, business leaders, and scientists. President Obama and the American public understand that the time for global action on climate change is now.”