Climate change is among the greatest challenges to sustainable economic development. USAID is addressing this challenge by recognizing both its severity and the opportunities it presents to spur innovation and encourage investments that will deliver long-lasting environmental and development benefits. As USAID helps countries build resilience to climate change impacts and move towards a “low-carbon” economic growth pathway, people around the world can benefit from a more stable and prosperous future, including expansion of the green economy and new markets for clean technology. Failure to meet this challenge could jeopardize many of the development gains the international community and the U.S. government have worked for decades to secure. The Climate Change and Development Strategy provide a strategic framework for USAID to address these challenges and opportunities.
Last updated: February 25, 2014