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Global Climate Change: The Role of U.S. Foreign Assistance

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Publication Date: November 1997

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 97-1015

Topic: Energy (Energy policy)


With their expanding populations and growing economies, developing countries are expected by the year 2010 to account for roughly half of emissions of the greenhouse gases that most experts believe cause global warming. The Clinton Administration has announced a $1 billion five year effort to help developing countries cut emissions and meet the goals of the climate change treaty. The initiative follows on years of funding by the U.S. Agency for International Development of projects to promote efficient energy use, combat deforestation, and encourage adoption of appropriate environmental policies in developing countries.