USAID’s mission is to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic, secure and prosperous societies around the world. As global climate change advances, it is critical to ensure that development efforts are clean, climate-smart and climate-resilient.
Many places around the world are already experiencing climate change impacts, including hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, less predictable rains and harvests and more frequent and intense droughts, storms and floods.
Only by promoting climate-smart development can we safeguard global development gains from these impacts and continue to advance global prosperity.
Last updated: December 05, 2014