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Modou Fall, also known as "Plastic Man," dons a colorful cape made of plastic bags he collected from the ocean. | Credit: Gabe Gentry

New Year, New Themes: Announcing Climatelinks' 2024 Themes

By Climatelinks

As we enter another important year for global efforts to address the climate crisis, Climatelinks is excited to announce our 2024 themes. Each year, Climatelinks curates relevant and timely themes to organize new blogs, resources, newsletters, and other content. This year's themes were selected in part to build on conversations at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28) and continued progress towards the goals of USAID’s 2022-2030 Climate Strategy. We encourage Climatelinks community members to submit themed content that offers practical insights, technical knowledge, and other useful information for climate and development practitioners worldwide.

Climatelinks' 2024 themes are:
  • January/February - Climate Finance
  • March/April - Mitigation and Low-Emissions Agriculture
  • May/June - Youth-led Climate Action
  • July/August - Climate Resilience
  • September/October - Just Energy Transition
  • November/December - COP29 and Year in Review

Alongside these bimonthly themes, Climatelinks is also excited to introduce two cross-cutting themes for the year: systems change and locally led development. While we will highlight the bimonthly themes according to the schedule above, we welcome submissions that touch on these themes throughout the year.

You can submit your themed resources, blogs, and events to Climatelinks by emailing the team at

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration, Mitigation
Agriculture, Climate Finance, Climate/Environmental Justice, Climate Strategy, Energy, Locally-Led Development, Resilience, Systems Change, Youth



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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