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Climate change impacts are pervasive, disparate, and disproportionate across sectors, populations, and geographies. With the next decade being decisive for the planet, USAID’s Climate Strategy takes a whole-of-Agency approach to improve the climate resilience of 500 million people by 2030. USAID supports countries and communities to prepare for current and future climate variability and change by expanding access and use of climate information in decision making, increasing the climate resilience of key development sectors and services, mainstreaming adaptation in plans and programs, employing nature-based solutions, and mobilizing adaptation finance and engaging the private sector in support of sustainable adaptation actions.

Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS)
Applying Social and Behavior Change to Climate Change Adaptation
Building Blocks for Climate Resilient Development
Climate-Resilient Development 101 Training

Ecosystem-based Adaptation

USAID has developed a series of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) evidence summaries and case studies highlighting the potential role of EbA in addressing climate vulnerabilities and contributing to development results. 

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Technical Report

USAID’s Climate Work: FY 2023 Review

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Ethiopia

Measuring adaptation is not easy, and there is no “one size fits all” approach.
Our 2024 Photo Contest theme is In Focus: Communities Confronting Climate Change. Submissions will be accepted beginning June 5, 2024 until July 19, 2024.
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To support youth-led climate action, USAID aims to not only increase acceptance of young people’s meaningful participation, activism, and leadership on climate action, but also create tangible economic opportunities for youth in climate-friendly industries.
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