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USAID Climate Change Strategy: Innovations and Emerging Issues for Implementation

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On Thursday, December 2, DT Global and DT Institute will convene stakeholders from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, think tanks, the private sector, and academia to explore innovations and emerging issues related to the operationalization of USAID’s newly released climate change strategy. The off the record virtual gathering will consist of two back-to-back facilitated panels to garner technical and practical insights from experts and thought leaders. Together, these panels will go beyond surface-level reflections to provide insights aimed at better addressing the climate crisis in the developing world.

Panelists will delve into timely developing topics to promote a deeper understanding of potential challenges and opportunities related to the on-the-ground implementation of USAID and the US government’s strategic priorities. Information provided by the panelists will help USAID capitalize on emerging trends and innovations as it seeks to operationalize its new climate change strategy and maximize the impact of US investments and engagements in developing countries.

Panel 1: 9:20-10:35 AM EST

Expanding Equitable Climate Adaptation Finance: Opportunities to Scale Investments will focus on ways to improve access to international public and private sector financing for adaptation and resilience building efforts in the context of US foreign policy objectives, including an assessment of current progress and future areas of growth. The panelists will share knowledge and experience about recent trends in climate finance, as well as emerging trajectories and cutting-edge approaches to mobilizing large scale private sector capital for adaptation and resilience building. 

Panelists: Keith Bettinger, DT Global (moderator); Lee Baker, DT Global; Demetrio Innocenti, Green Climate Fund; Srilata Kammila, UNDP; Jay Koh, Lightsmith Capital; Arame Tall, World Bank; TBD, U.S. Agency for International Development.

Panel 2: 10:45-12:15 PM EST

The Climate-Conflict Nexus and Climate Migration will focus on the emerging issues of climate-driven migration and the climate-conflict nexus by exploring groundbreaking research on the connection between climate, migration, and conflict. Expert panelists will discuss lessons learned and best practices from existing efforts to chart a path forward for the implementation of USAID’s climate strategy. The discussion will reflect on where we as a community can go from here to address climate change, migration, and conflict holistically.

Panelists: Cameron Chisholm, DT Institute (moderator); Dr. Rebecca Galemba, Korbel School at University of Denver; Silja Halle, UN Environment Programme; Liz Hume, Alliance for Peacebuilding.

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