USAID’s climate resilient development initiatives reduce vulnerability to today’s climate and weather extremes while helping developing countries prepare for future variability and changes in climate. Coastal storms, floods, droughts, and long-term changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can undo decades of progress and investments in development. In just a few short hours, a storm can damage or destroy homes, commercial and industrial operations, and infrastructure. In a few months, an extended drought can put economic networks, food security, and individual livelihoods at risk.
Last updated: November 12, 2013