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Impacting Animal Health and Food Security Policy

National Animal Health and Food Security Policy

At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security

Global Warming and Livestock – the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and how they may affect food security.
March 25 through March 28, 2013

U.S. GAO (Government Accountability Office)

“The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the ‘congressional watchdog’, GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. http://www.gao.gov/about/index.html

The following titles are recent GAO reports that address questions that Congress has asked about climate change and US policies and funding decisions. The links are to summaries of reports or congressional hearings that featured GAO staff. These links will connect you to the full reports. The two that are most relevant for this program are the reports from October 2009 and June and July 2011.

Climate Change Trade Measures
Estimating Industry Effects
GAO-09-875T, Jul 8, 2009
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-875T

Climate Change Adaptation
Aligning Funding with Strategic Priorities
GAO-11-876T, Jul 28, 2011

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-876T

Climate Change
Improvements Needed to Clarify National Priorities and Better Align Them with Federal Funding Decisions
GAO-11-317, Jun 20, 2011

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-317

Climate Change Adaptation
Federal Efforts to Provide Information Could Help Government Decision Making
GAO-12-238T, Nov 16, 2011

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-238T

International Climate Change Assessments
Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding
GAO-12-43, Nov 17, 2011

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-43

Climate Change Adaptation
Strategic Federal Planning Could Help Government Officials Make More Informed Decisions
GAO 10-113, October 2009

http://www.gao.gov/assets/300/296526.pdf

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