- What We Do
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
- Economic Growth and Trade
- Ending Extreme Poverty
- Environment and Global Climate Change
- Global Climate Change
- Conserving Biodiversity and Forests
- Securing Land Tenure and Resource Rights
- Sustainable Land Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Knowledge Management for Environment and Natural Resources
- Sustainable Tourism
- UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
- Earth Day
- Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
- Global Health
- Water and Sanitation
- Working in Crises and Conflict
- U.S. Global Development Lab
USAID’s Climate Change and Development Strategy (2012–2016) guides our work helping countries transition to lasting and climate-resilient, low-emission economic development.
USAID’s climate strategy has three overarching objectives—Adaptation, Integration and Mitigation—and three priority types of activity—Adaptation, Clean Energy and Sustainable Landscapes.
Adaptation: helping countries and communities prepare for and adapt to climate change
Integration: factoring climate change knowledge and practice into all USAID programs
Mitigation: helping countries slow or curb carbon emissions while spurring growth and development through:
Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) has forged partnerships with 24 developing country governments—from Colombia to Indonesia to South Africa.
The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is a public-private alliance to curb deforestation from palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.
Last updated: November 19, 2015