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Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World applauded the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE) announced today during the COP26 climate summit. PREPARE is a whole-of-government initiative and would be the cornerstone of the United States’ response to the impacts of the climate crisis. It would invest $3 billion per year by FY2024 to support climate adaptation for lower-income countries – helping more than half a billion people adapt to and manage the impacts of climate change through locally-led development by 2030.
The following statement can be attributed to Rev. Eugene Cho, president and CEO of Bread for the World:
“Bread for the World was encouraged by President Biden’s remarks during the COP26 climate summit and the unveiling of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE). PREPARE would be the United States’ largest-ever investment in climate adaptation for lower-income countries that are vulnerable to climate change.
“Bread recognizes that climate change is a hunger issue and is fueling rapid increases in the numbers of people facing severe hunger. Climate change disproportionately impacts people who have been historically marginalized. It causes droughts, floods, and unpredictable weather patterns which make it difficult for farmers to grow their crops. PREPARE would help farmers and communities adapt to climate change and significantly reduce hunger worldwide.
“We must live out God’s will for humanity in Genesis 1:26-28 to care for creation. Bread urges The White House and Congress to work together to pass legislation to achieve the important goals in PREPARE and looks forward to the upcoming USAID climate strategy.”
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