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November 2023 Newsletter Recap: Road to COP28

By Jamie Schoshinski

Did you miss the Climatelinks November newsletter? We’ve got you covered. Please find a recap of the 'Road to COP28' theme below. You won’t want to miss this short list of top programs, resources, and blogs from the month. Subscribe to our newsletter today. Do you want to contribute to the Climatelinks community? Send us a resource, blog, or event.

From November 30 to December 12, the international community gathered at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ahead of COP28, Climatelinks highlighted USAID efforts to address the climate crisis.

Fresh Blog Posts

Road to COP28

In the lead up to COP28, Climatelinks spotlighted eight of the 45 countries where USAID has a portfolio of climate change programs, partnerships, and expertise. The blogs illustrate how climate change is impacting each country and what USAID is doing to help them respond.

Investing in Our Collective Future - International Dispatch from the 5th National Climate Assessment

The International Chapter of the U.S. Fifth National Climate Assessment emphasized how many climate impacts seem distant even though they often significantly impact U.S. interests. Despite these challenges, responses to climate impacts, like adaptation and the global transition to cleaner technologies and economies, present opportunities for national security, economic growth, and sustainable development.

Read more. 

Reducing Tropical Forest Degradation while Improving Carbon Outcomes

Carbon emissions from tropical forest degradation, including timber mining, exceed those from deforestation. A new USAID-funded report highlights opportunities to avoid forest degradation and concludes it is time to start transitioning from forest exploitation to forest management that benefits workers, biodiversity, the climate, economies, and forest industries.

Read more. 

New Resources

Climate Basics Course

This self-guided, one-hour course introduces the basic concepts of climate science, defines key terminology for climate action, and explains why climate is relevant to development. Its ultimate goal is to provide USAID staff with a foundation of knowledge upon which to build as they implement the Agency’s Climate Strategy. 

Read more.

Opportunities to Reduce Tropical Forest Degradation and Mitigate Climate Change

This report provides an analysis of the current institutional, policy, and technical landscapes, challenges, and opportunities to adopting and implementing improved tropical forest management. It elaborates on under-considered options that can improve carbon outcomes from managed forests. 

Read more.

Climate Risk Management Spotlight

Regional & Country Risk Profiles and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fact Sheets

This page houses regional and country-specific climate information in the form of Climate Risk Profiles and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Fact Sheets. Climate Risk Profiles summarize the climate stressors and risks that are most relevant to a Mission’s objectives. GHG Emissions Fact Sheets provide information that may be useful in identifying climate change mitigation opportunities.

Learn more.

Call for Content

Share your events and resources or write a blog related to an upcoming monthly theme! Check out our upcoming themes to see if your climate work aligns:

If your USAID-related climate change work relates to these themes, Climatelinks would love to feature your work and share your resources. Send us a resource or blog.

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Mitigation
Adaptation, Climate-Resilient Agriculture, Emissions, Climate Finance, Climate Risk Management, Climate Science, Climate Strategy, Deforestation and Commodity Production, Disaster Risk Management, Forest/Forestry, Gender and Social Inclusion, Locally-Led Development, Natural Resource Management, Water and Sanitation, Weather

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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