USAID/El Salvador’s Central America Regional Program serves the Central American Integration System (SICA) countries of 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 Change Information
- Climate Risk Profile: El Salvador (2017, 5 pages)
- Perfil de Riesgo Climático: El Salvador (2017, 6 pages)
- GHG Emissions Factsheet: El Salvador (2017, 2 pages)
- CEADIR Series: Financing Opportunities to Diversify Central American Energy Markets (webinar)
- Regional Clean Energy Initiative: Power Sector in El Salvador
- Calculating and Projecting Energy and GHG Benefits: A Case Study of Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Activities in El Salvador
- USAID Energy Efficiency Opportunity Study - El Salvador
- Estudio Sobre la Oportunidad de Eficiencia Energética - El Salvador
- Climatelinks Blog: Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Progress in El Salvador
- Climatelinks Blog: Compounded Impacts of Climate Change: Emerging Health Risks to the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations
- Success Story: New Lights Bring Hope to a City
- See USAID IDEA indicator compilation for El Salvador: climate, energy, environment and more