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.
Increasingly, cities are taking control of assessing local risks associated with climate change and implementing adaptation activities to build the resilience of their residents, economy, and infrastructure.
In 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria were forecast to hit the Dominican Republic. ClimaPlan, a USAID project working with the Dominican municipality of Las Terrenas, recognized that these hurricanes would provide an opportunity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s climate resilience and adaptation capacity.
The Mara River Basin is facing critical pressures from population growth, economic development, and the land use changes these bring, posing significant challenges for water resources management, livelihoods and wildlife.
This report from the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments project examines a range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches to guide cities toward robust, practical, and resource-efficient urban adaptation M&E systems.