USAID's Global Climate Change team is actively supporting the U.S. Center at the U.N. COP 21 in Paris.
We would like to highlight several events that you can watch via live webcast at www.state.gov/uscenter.
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Friday, December 4, 2015
5:45 – 6:45 PM CET (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST)
Join us for a discussion of how the United States, the world’s largest bilateral donor, is improving its overseas development support to ensure it is climate-resilient. This panel brings together officials from USAID, U.S. Treasury, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and others to discuss how and why the U.S. Government is assessing climate risks in development investments. Tune in to hear us discuss the challenges, progress and lessons learned so far – as well as our outlook for 2016.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
1:15 - 2:15 PM CET (7:15 - 8:15 AM EST)
Developing countries are tapping U.S. expertise to map renewable energy resources and attract clean energy investment. High-resolution maps, data and analytical tools are foundational building blocks for attracting private investment and scaling up renewable energy. This panel brings together officials from USAID, the National Renewable Energy Lab and other governments to discuss the demand for good data in countries trying to attract private investment and develop robust clean energy policies.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
1:15 – 2:15 PM CET (7:15 - 8:15 AM EST)
Power Africa has mobilized significant investments in renewable technologies, helping to diversify energy portfolios and accelerate Africa’s transition toward thriving, low-carbon economies. From wind parks in Kenya, to solar arrays in Rwanda, and geothermal generation in Ethiopia, Power Africa is putting Africa’s vast renewable resources to work – and along the way helping to engage women, who play key decision making roles in the household but are often sidelined from the energy industry.
For a complete list of all U.S. Center events visit www.state.gov/uscenter.