Did you miss the Climatelinks June newsletter? We’ve got you covered. Please find a recap of the June 2021 health and climate change theme below. You won’t want to miss this short list of top programs, resources, and blogs from the month. Do you want to contribute to the Climatelinks community? Send us a resource, blog, or event.
In June, Climatelinks explored the important linkages between health and climate change.
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress. USAID’s programs help people, communities, governments, and institutions become more resilient to the effects of climate change on health through preparedness and response assistance. In June, Climatelinks featured work taking place at the intersection of health and climate change.
We featured USAID’s effort with the President’s Malaria Initiative to work towards eradicating malaria in the midst of a changing climate. Another blog sheds light on the connections between climate change, water, and nutrition. Finally, the importance of resilient and sustainable agricultural value chains is detailed in a blog supporting the Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge.
The 2021 Climatelinks photo contest is also underway! This year’s photo contest theme explores Climate Change and People: The Challenges and Opportunities. We’re looking for submissions that capture the human dimension of climate change, in particular, social and economic responses to global change. Submit your photos today!
Malaria remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases, threatening nearly half of the global population. This blog features the work of the President’s Malaria Initiative and other USAID-funded global health efforts to expand global access to health services and ultimately eradicate malaria.
Addressing climate change will require a near complete transformation in the ways we generate, distribute, and use energy. This blog provides insights on how the Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program is providing solutions that help USAID optimize climate action and economic development in countries struggling to meet climate goals.
Given the essential role that clean and safe water has in sustaining life, lack of access to it has dramatic effects on sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, and health. This blog highlights findings from a recent USAID technical brief that links nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
Malaria Early Warning in Ethiopia: A Roadmap for Scaling to the National Level
Climate change presents a significant threat to reducing the burden of malaria globally and in sub-Saharan Africa. This report presents a roadmap for scaling up the Epidemic Prognosis Incorporating Disease and Environmental Monitoring for Integrated Assessment (EPIDEMIA) tool, a malaria early warning system in Ethiopia.
Environment and Energy Landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Analysis of Trends 2020-2030
This analysis details key environmental and energy trends that will affect Latin America and the Caribbean from 2020 to 2030. Trends covered include challenges and solutions that are pan-regional and local, existing and emerging or expected, and contain either a large or a very small number of participating players.
Productive Landscapes (ProLand): Using Shade to Reduce the Impact of Cocoa Cultivation on Forests: A Synthesis of the Evidence and a Case Study from Indonesia
Over the last few decades, smallholder cocoa farmers in West Africa and Southeast Asia have increasingly turned to full-sun production systems. This report provides evidence of the short-lived benefits of full-sun cocoa, as well as a case study from Sulawesi, Indonesia, showing how rapidly full-sun systems can take hold.
Climate Risk Management Spotlight
Climate Risk Screening and Management: Health
USAID developed a suite of tools to support climate risk screening and management in strategy, project, and activity design. Along with the tools, sector-specific annexes like this one provide users with more information on the implications of climate change, in this case, for the health sector.
On the Horizon
Share your resources or write a blog related to an upcoming monthly theme! In July, we are exploring Air Pollution. Keep an eye out for our August theme on Climate Justice and September’s theme on Climate Finance. Let us know if your climate change work relates to these themes. We would love to feature your work and share your resources.
Submit to the 2021 Climatelinks Photo Contest!
We have a great selection of photos in the Climatelinks photo gallery, and we are accepting photos for the 2021 Climatelinks Photo Contest. Take a look at our latest Postcard from the Field: Students Investigate Weather, Climate, and Malaria. This could be you! Send us your photos from the field to be featured.
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.