A child pours water from a bowl into a reservoir.

El Salvador

At a Glance

The Central America Regional Program serves Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Climate change has emerged as a major threat to Central American communities, intensifying the destructive impacts of poor land-use practices and further stressing a region already vulnerable to drought, landslides, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events. USAID works across Central America to build the capacity of governments, people, places, and livelihoods to make better decisions and take actions to improve their resilience to climate change. USAID also promotes sustainable low-carbon growth by stimulating investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate-smart land practices that reduce emissions and contribute to economic growth.

 

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

    Climate Projections

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    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

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    Sea Level Rise

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    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Ecosystems

    Energy & Infrastructure

    Human Health

    Water

    Funding and Key Indicators


    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $3 Million

    Adaptation

    $3 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    $6.5 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    0.61%

    % Forested Area

    12.6%

    Climate Change Information

    El Salvador Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    Climate change poses a significant global threat to food security and nutrition, largely through its impacts on agricultural production.
    Renewable energy technologies — including hydro, solar, wind and geothermal — account for the energy market’s fastest growing sector. Global renewable energy employs 9.8 million people, an 11 percent increase from 2015.
    On September 28, USAID/El Salvador signed agreements with three commercial banks in El Salvador to offer more than $53 million in partial loan portfolio guarantees under USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) program.