Climatelinks has a new design and updated content – just in time for the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. The site has been revamped to better meet the needs of the USAID, its climate and development partners, and the climate community around the world.
Originally launched in October 2015, the site also serves as a venue for information sharing and exchange within its community of users. Some key features include:
Updated Sector Pages
To promote cross-sectoral climate integration for better development outcomes, the site includes updated sector pages, including Biodiversity, Conflict & Governance, Disaster Risk Management, Economic Growth, Health, Food Security and Agriculture, and more. Each page includes recent resources, blogs, and events related to that sector.
New Country Pages
We have updated all USAID country pages with a more user-friendly data dashboard, including climate change indicators, such as annual change in greenhouse gas emissions, percent forest area, deforestation rates, GAIN vulnerability index ratings, USAID funding, and policy indicators, such as country plans and commitments.
Cliamtelinks curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s climate programming. The site houses about 3,000 resources, including more than 600 blogs. The library houses new policy documents, webcasts, training courses, and more.
Climate Risk Management Portal
This page includes our most popular resources––the Climate Risk Profiles and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fact Sheets. There are also Climate Risk Management training resources that anyone can take from home.
The redesigned photo gallery now hosts more than 300 photos from climate and development programs around the world. Stunning photos come from two recent Climatelinks photo contests, as well as blog contributors. These images tell the story of nature-based solutions to climate change by geography and sector.
We invite you to explore the site to discover its new features. Please contact the Climatelinks team with your feedback.
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.