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Climatelinks 2023 Year in Review: Most Visited Resources

By Jamie Schoshinski

Climatelinks houses nearly 2,300 resources that offer technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. The most visited resources in 2023 cover a range of topics including climate risk management, climate finance, and indicators for climate change and development.

Here are the most visited Climatelinks resources of 2023: 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheets

These factsheets provide information on greenhouse gas emissions in different countries, which can be useful in identifying climate change mitigation opportunities. They included an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions over time, information on carbon intensity, and climate change mitigation targets and plans. Several countries’ factsheets were among the most visited resources on Climatelinks this year:  

Climate Risk Profiles

These profiles provide an overview of climate risk issues in different countries, including how climate change will potentially impact key sectors. They also include information on vulnerabilities to climate change, the policy context of ongoing climate change projects, and key climate stressors and risks that are most relevant to a Mission’s objectives. Several of these profiles were among the most visited resources on the site this year:

Climate Risk Screening and Management Tools

USAID has developed several tools to support practitioners in assessing and addressing climate risks during the design of strategies, projects, and activities to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of development interventions. These tools are intended to be living documents that are updated to incorporate feedback and learning as USAID Missions and operating units use them. 

GCC Standard Indicator Handbook 

The 2023 Climate Change Standard Indicator Handbook lists the FY 2023 USAID and Department of State standard indicators for climate change and development. It includes definition sheets for each indicator that link them to long-term outcomes or impacts and suggest tools that can facilitate reporting on indicators. 

Climate Finance Training

To achieve the USAID Climate Strategy goal of mobilizing $150 billion for climate action, USAID staff and implementing partners will need to substantially scale up climate finance efforts. USAID created an e-textbook and online training module to support this work. The e-textbook is a reference guide on finance terms and principles that analyzes the effectiveness of different financial instruments for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The training provides practical examples of scaling up financing for clean energy, natural climate solutions, and climate adaptation. 

Climate Finance for Development Accelerator

The USAID Climate Finance for Development Accelerator is a $250 million initiative designed to mobilize $2.5 billion in public and private climate investments by 2030. The investments will fund a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation activities with the goal of helping countries meet their Paris Agreement commitments. This factsheet outlines the key features and goals of the initiative.  


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Sectors
Climate
Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration, Mitigation
Topics
Adaptation, Emissions, Climate Change Integration, Climate Finance, Climate Policy, Climate Risk Management, Climate Strategy, Disaster Risk Management, Mitigation, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Private Sector Engagement, Training
Region
Global

Jamie Schoshinski

Jamie Schoshinski is a Program Associate with Environmental Incentives, primarily supporting USAID’s Advancing Capacity for the Environment (ACE) project as a Climatelinks Content and Social Media Manager. Jamie has a Master’s in Environmental Policy from American University and a BA in English and Political Science from Temple University. 

 

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