Climate impacts social and economic development across sectors, in numerous ways. Each sector also has unique opportunities to contribute to climate solutions. USAID integrates climate change in development programming across a variety of technical fields.
This month, Climatelinks is featuring geospatial tools and analysis. When it comes to climate change, geospatial tools and analysis provide innovative methods of visualizing drivers, threats and impacts. Emerging trends can also be identified and studied through geospatial analysis, which in turn allows for more strategic positioning of resources.
“The water is pushing very hard on our islands and communities,” recounted the Bonthe Deputy Mayor, during a recent meeting with USAID staff in the southwestern district of Sierra Leone. His description captures the profound impacts that climate change is having on coastal communities.
This resource helps USAID staff and development practitioners find in-depth technical training on adaptation, clean energy, low-emission development, climate mainstreaming (integration) and land sector mitigation (sustainable landscapes).
The American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, December 10-14, in Washington DC has invited abstracts for a session that will examine how global change research can support national security decision-making.
Developed jointly with the Vietnam Ministry of Construction and officially approved in May 2017, GGAP aims to strengthen the foundation for low-emissions energy systems in Vietnam’s construction sector.
From October 2016 to March 2018, experts from the USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) activity assessed the clean energy markets in eight West African countries and trained commercial banks interested in starting or scaling up clean energy lending on technologies and business models.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment – particularly when it comes to ensuring that women and men have equal opportunities in accessing, benefiting from and participating in environmental decision-making – are essential for effective conservation and sustainable development.