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Natural Climate Solutions

Natural climate solutions are actions to conserve, manage, and restore ecosystems to mitigate climate change. Natural climate solutions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in natural ecosystems, like forests, mangroves, and wetlands, and managed systems, such as agricultural lands. USAID will work with countries to achieve ambitious emissions reductions and sequestration through natural climate solutions as part of USAID's Climate Strategy. The Agency's natural climate solutions programs focus on landscape planning and management; mobilizing finance for nature; improving laws and governance; building institutional capacity; making information accessible; and advancing equity.

Low-Emissions Opportunities in Agriculture
Natural Climate Solutions: Program Fact Sheets
Sustainable Landscapes Opportunity Analyses Hub
Under the Canopy: How USAID is Working in Tropical Forests to Tackle the Climate Crisis

GCC Standard Indicator Handbook


Tanzania SLOA Political Economy Analysis

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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Como a USAID ajuda empresas locais a florescer enquanto restaura a floresta amazônica.
Man standing in forest looking at vinagreira plant
The Amazon rainforest is home to thousands of unique species, serves as a critical carbon sink, and regulates rainfall and weather patterns across South America and beyond.
Man standing in forest looking at vinagreira plant

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