Joseph Foltz is the deputy chief for the Office of Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Since 2011, he has participated in, or led design, for all of USAID’s climate change-related programs in the Philippines. He currently represents his office in all environment- and energy-related work in the conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. Foltz also oversees climate change-related assistance in 12 Pacific Island countries.
Foltz previously worked with USAID in Rwanda and, as an avid outdoorsman, he traveled frequently to Rwanda’s National Parks to discuss the impact of demographic and climatic pressures on flora and fauna with diverse stakeholders.