December 18, 2009, Washington, DC
—International aid organization World Vision applauds the Obama administration’s announcement that the United States will support a $100 billion package to help vulnerable and impoverished countries adapt to the impact of climate change.
Today, climate change threatens the world’s poorest regions
with more frequent and damaging storms, erratic rainfall, deadlier cycles of drought and flooding, and other climate-related disasters.
World Vision stresses the importance of prioritizing funds for the most vulnerable nations and communities, and helping the poorest of the poor overcome the effects of climate change. Funding should be in accordance with the Bali Action Plan, ensuring that new money is allocated for this effort.
The organization calls upon the US to fund international adaptation efforts with the same American generosity that has been shown in responding to the global food crisis.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. We serve the world’s poor --regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press.