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Climate Strategy Hub Highlights to Explore this Earth Week

Earth Week: April 17-22, 2023
By Climatelinks

One year ago, USAID announced the 2022-2030 Climate Strategy to guide its whole-of-Agency approach to climate change. USAID works on the ground with partner governments and local actors to set the global trajectory toward a vision of a resilient, prosperous, and equitable world with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

When the Climate Strategy launched, Climatelinks built a hub as an easy way for climate and development professionals to find Climate Strategy resources. The hub houses strategy webinars, how-to guides, sector-specific integration resources, and several language translations.

Below is a compilation of some of the most popular resources on the Climatelinks Climate Strategy hub.

USAID Climate Strategy Webinar Series

As part of the release of USAID’s 2022-2030 Climate Strategy, Climatelinks hosted two webinar series: the Launch Webinar Series and the Deep Dive Webinar Series. The USAID Climate Strategy Launch Webinar Series consisted of three webinars introducing a broad audience to the new strategy. Its goal was to instill knowledge of the strategy’s key elements, share how USAID Missions and implementing partners were already enacting the strategy, and answer questions about the strategy.

The USAID Climate Strategy Deep Dive Webinar Series consisted of four webinars, each exploring one important topic in the strategy. The first webinar in the series highlighted climate finance, the second offered insights into climate-smart agriculture, the third focused on nature-based solutions, and the fourth covered local partnerships

Gender Analysis for the USAID Climate Strategy

Gender norms shape how climate change affects different populations. Climate vulnerability cannot be effectively addressed without understanding the effects of climate stressors on women, girls, men, and boys, and how intersecting identities, geographies, and social positions contribute to those vulnerabilities. As part of the climate strategy development process, USAID/GenDev hosted a gender and climate listening session with experts from around the world. Their recommendations were integrated into this informative analysis, which takes an intersectional approach to addressing the root causes of climate change and considers how gender relates to people's other identities.

Locally Led Development and USAID’s Climate Strategy

Locally led development, the ultimate end product of localization, is one of the five foundational development principles of USAID’s 2022-2030 Climate Strategy and was a deep dive topic in the Climatelinks webinar series. To address locally led development, there are three key components within the principle: locally led, owned, and implemented; adhere to free, prior, and informed consent and use a rights-based approach; and be context specific. The Climate Strategy highlights how partnering with local organizations is essential to USAID’s climate change efforts, particularly those that represent groups whose voices have been under-represented in the past and whose lives are directly and substantially affected by climate change.

Climate-smart Agriculture and USAID’s Climate Strategy

Food systems are particularly climate-sensitive. While climate change presents many challenging impacts to food security, USAID’s response presents an opportunity to improve livelihoods while addressing a changing climate. Combining supply-side actions with demand-side interventions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance food system resilience. This recap blog was developed to summarize what was discussed during the Climate-smart Agriculture and USAID Climate Strategy Webinar.

Visit the Climate Strategy Hub on Climatelinks to explore additional resources.

Topics
Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate-Resilient Agriculture, Climate, Climate Strategy, Gender and Social Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, Locally-Led Development, Resilience
Region
Global

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Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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