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Climate Finance

An ecosystem services scheme supported by USAID and Hershey pays farmers for maintaining naturally occurring trees on their cocoa farms.

The world needs trillions of dollars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, finance the clean energy transition, and cope with the impacts of climate change. In addition to increasing the scale of these investments, climate finance also needs to be equitable–investments should benefit women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and other marginalized and underserved populations. At COP26 in 2021, USAID committed to mobilizing $150 billion in climate finance by 2030 from public and private sources as part of a global effort to substantially increase global climate finance flows to match projected needs. USAID is developing innovative solutions to achieve this goal, which is now one of the six ambitious high-level targets included in USAID's Climate Strategy. The Agency is reducing risk and aligning incentives for investors and channeling investment into sectors where it is urgently needed, including agriculture, energy, biodiversity, environmental protection, water, infrastructure, and economic growth.


Climate Finance Training
Gender Equality and Climate Finance
Mobilizing Climate Finance for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments: A Primer for Integration into USAID Energy Sector Activities
Climate Finance Assessment: Opportunities for Scaling Up Financing for Clean Energy, Sustainable Landscapes, and Adaptation

Catalyzing Private Finance for Climate Action

Catalyzing private finance for climate action is essential to achieving goals for limiting global warming. USAID can play a pivotal role in climate action across partner countries by increasing funding for activities that catalyze and crowd in private capital to climate-focused investments.

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Debt-for-Nature Swaps (DFNS): A Primer

Technical Report

USAID’s Climate Work: FY 2023 Review

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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USAID’s Vietnam Urban Energy Security (VUES) project supports the Government of Vietnam’s transition away from fossil fuels by improving energy policies and regulations, mobilizing public and private investments, and increasing the adoption of innovative energy solutions.
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USAID launched the Climate Gender Equity Fund at COP27 to harness the power of public-private partnerships to close the gender-climate finance gap.
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