Climate Services

Countries and communities must be able to access and use timely climate and weather information to identify vulnerabilities to climate variability and evaluate strategies to build resilience.

USAID works with dozens of countries around the world to ensure governments and communities can access and use climate information and services. Climate information and services are critical to building resilience in agriculture, water, health, and other development sectors.

USAID also supports key global initiatives such as the The Climate Services Partnership (CSP), a broad global partnership in support of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) system. CSP defines climate services as the production, translation, transfer, and use of climate knowledge and information in climate-smart policy and planning.

Among USAID’s flagship climate services programs, SERVIR-Global is a collaborative effort by USAID and NASA. SERVIR helps decision-makers around the world access and use satellite imagery and climate and weather information, via hubs in East Africa, Central America, the Hindu Kush/Himalaya, and soon other regions.

Climate services include more than satellite data. See the links below to learn more about climate services and what USAID is doing on this critical front.

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Last updated: May 15, 2014

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