USAID’s mission is to end poverty and advance human prosperity and security. Our climate work safeguards this mission and puts countries on a path to pursue clean energy growth and resilient, low-carbon development.
Countries around the world are feeling the effects of climate change, from more intense heat waves, droughts, floods and storms to slower-moving changes like ocean acidification. This puts USAID’s mission, and development goals like food and water security, at risk.
USAID helps countries manage climate risks by sharing world-class climate knowledge, data and tools and helping ensure countries can predict, prepare for and adapt to change. USAID also helps countries lay the foundations for sustainable development powered by clean energy and healthy landscapes.
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, unveiled in June 2013, is curbing U.S. climate pollution, preparing America for climate impacts and helping mobilize all countries to act together to ensure a cleaner, stable environment for future generations.
USAID’s Global Climate Change and Development Strategy is a five-year strategy that sets out principles, priorities and objectives for our climate work through 2016.
USAID plays a key role in global climate action. Reaching nearly 50 countries with climate and clean energy knowledge, data and tools, USAID aims to ensure all countries have the support they need to take action on climate change.
— USAID Nepal (@USAIDNepal) February 25, 2014
Last updated: October 09, 2015