USAID at COP27

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The United States is working with countries around the world every day to advance climate ambition and ensure a strong outcome from COP27.
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USAID at COP27

27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – November 6–18, 2022

The United States is working with countries around the world every day to advance climate ambition and ensure a strong outcome from COP27.

Tackling the climate crisis will require not only implementing the commitments and goals countries have already made but enhancing those where they are insufficient to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

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U.S. Center at COP27

Throughout COP27, the U.S. Center will provide livestream and recorded video of the Center’s full schedule of events.

USAID Announcements

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Today at COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $33 million to provide communities at risk of climate-prone disasters – including cyclones, droughts, and floods – with access to effective early warning systems.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

During COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced progress USAID has made in delivering on two major commitments: President Biden’s Plan to Conserve Global Forests and a USAID commitment to build our partnerships with Indigenous Peoples.

Plan to Conserve Global Forests

At COP26, President Biden announced the U.S. Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks, a whole-of-government effort to protect the Amazon rainforest and other critical ecosystems worldwide that sequester large quantities of greenhouse gasses.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This week, Administrator Samantha Power announced an open call for innovations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Countering Transnational Corruption Grand Challenge for Development, Powering A Just Energy Transition Green Minerals Challenge (JET Minerals Challenge).

Monday, November 14, 2022

At COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a suite of programs to advance gender-responsive climate action.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Today, USAID Administrator Samantha Power participated in events and meetings at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Administrator Power joined the Director of the National Economic Council of the United States Brian Desse to launch the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE) global Call to Action for businesses to make new, significant commitments to building climate resilience in partner countries.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

It's been a great pleasure – personal pleasure – and privilege of mine to get to work so closely with Secretary Vilsack on this whole range of issues that we will now touch upon as it relates to the developing world in this second panel. I want to thank not only Secretary Vilsack – who is an incredible partner, as you can imagine, but the discussion in the first panel didn't stray from the topic that we're grappling with here, which is what can be done in developing countries.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

I want to also thank USAID’s very own Lindsey Doyle, without whom this event would not be happening. The announcements that you are going to be hearing from various leaders today, are directly the result of work that Lindsey and the team kicked off over the past year.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Administrator Samantha Power, as co-lead with Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry on implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), announced today at COP27 a global Call to Action for businesses to make new, significant commitments to building climate resilience in partner countries. 

Friday, November 11, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power participated in events and meetings as part of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to speak to the progress we have made over the last year in upholding our climate commitments and supporting our partner countries who are coping with the impacts of climate change.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Thank you, Aly, for that generous introduction, and for co-hosting this event with the Farm Journal Foundation. These two organizations share a belief in the power of agricultural innovation and research to fight global hunger – one we, of course, embrace at USAID.

Friday, November 11, 2022

So grateful, Dominic, to you for your leadership and stitching together of all the various elements here, today. The partnership that you have demonstrated across decades, building crucial links between the public and private sectors to address some of our gravest challenges – from climate change to food security, and of course, inextricably linked now the two.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Today at COP27, USAID Administrator Samantha Power reaffirmed USAID’s commitment to the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) initiative, highlighting another installment of $43 million in line with AIM for Climate objectives. This investment will advance innovations for climate smart food systems to protect the yield and quality of crops and livestock from climate change, such as climate-responsive dryland grasses that can withstand reduced rainfall and improved maize varieties that produce higher yields in harsher conditions.  

Friday, November 11, 2022

Today at COP27, Administrator Samantha Power announced the global expansion of the 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Today at COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a suite of programs and targets to increase private investment in climate solutions and make progress on its COP26 commitment to mobilize $150 billion in climate finance by 2030. USAID is focusing on funding the most urgent needs in partner countries through expanding access to climate finance and increasing the number of financial institutions making climate investments.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Today in West Beqaa, Lebanon, Administrator Samantha Power announced $8.5 million in funding for Lebanon that will support 22 new solar-powered water pumping projects in Lebanon. These projects, which will be completed over the next two years, will serve more than 150 towns and villages and benefit over half a million Lebanese citizens and refugees by providing reliable access to water and decreasing operating costs and dependence on fuel to those who desperately need it. 

Monday, November 7, 2022

Administrator Power will travel to Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on November 11-12, 2022 to attend the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). While there, the Administrator will speak to the progress we have made over the last year in upholding our climate commitments and supporting our partner countries who are dealing with the impacts of climate change.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to renew and expand collaboration on global scientific and technological solutions over the next five years.

Date 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 3:15pm

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