Combating the Climate Crisis Through Improved Governance
Building on more than 120 years of combined experience of its two parent agencies – USAID and NASA – SERVIR joined the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to highlight work that betters both scientific understanding and human well-being.
The task before us is not easy. Climate change is one of the most difficult challenges we have ever faced — one that touches every corner of the globe and every priority we have as an Agency, from ecosystems and biodiversity to food and water security. USAID is prepared to address this challenge given our breadth of technical expertise, decades of experience, and longstanding relationships with over 100 partner countries.
Climate change impacts different regions in different ways and, as such, requires tailored initiatives to meet local development needs. Some places will experience much more (or less) warming, others will receive more rainfall or see longer and more frequent droughts, and yet others will experience an increase in wildfires. Every region will face challenges brought on by the climate crisis and will integrate programs and systems to adapt.