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A boat moving through a thick mangrove forest in the Philippines. | Credit: Glenn Palacio

USAID Natural Climate Solutions Program Fact Sheets Now Available on Climatelinks

By Lindsey Larsen

USAID works with more than two dozen countries to help them conserve, manage, and restore forests and other globally important landscapes. Working with local communities and Indigenous Peoples, businesses, and governments, natural climate solutions (NCS) programs help combat climate change by contributing to reducing land-based greenhouse gas emissions. They also improve human well-being by strengthening livelihoods and resilience in countries around the world.

Fact sheets from active and recently closed USAID NCS programs are now available on Climatelinks. The new page provides more information on how the Agency's NCS work is part of a systematic, landscape-wide approach contributing to USAID’s 2022–2030 Climate Strategy. These fact sheets provide examples of how USAID and partners:

  • Mobilize finance for nature
  • Improve laws and governance
  • Build institutional capacity
  • Make information accessible
  • Advance equity
  • Support improved landscape management and planning

Keep checking back as new fact sheets are added to the list. For more information on USAID's NCS programming, visit the NCS sector page on Climatelinks.

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Mitigation
Carbon, Emissions, Climate Finance, Climate Strategy, Inclusive Development, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, Land Use, Mitigation, Nature-based Solutions, Natural Climate Solutions, Resilience

Lindsey Larsen

Lindsey Larsen is a Senior Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist at Environmental Incentives, serving as a Team Lead on the USAID Advancing Capacity for the Environment (ACE) Program. As a member of the ACE Climatelinks team, Lindsey helps ensure climate practitioners can access the information they need when they need it to improve development outcomes. Previously, she assisted USAID’s Amazon Regional Environment Program (AREP) by translating technical concepts into engaging products. Lindsey holds an M.A. in Global Communication from the George Washington University and a B.A. in Spanish and B.S. in Communication Studies from Ohio University.


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