USAID’s 2021 Climate Readiness Plan

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USAID’s Climate Readiness Plan outlines actions USAID will implement across the Agency’s operations management functions and programs to adapt to the effects of the changing climate.

USAID developed its Climate Readiness Plan in response to Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. This Executive Order instructed Federal Government agencies to take a wide range of actions to combat the climate crisis: from placing climate change at the center of U.S. foreign policy, to leveraging the Federal Government’s buying power, procurement policies, and real property management to support robust climate action.

USAID’s Climate Readiness Plan supports and aligns with the USAID’s forthcoming Climate Strategy and demonstrates USAID’s whole-of-Agency approach to combating the climate crisis. The Climate Readiness Plan also reflects USAID’s commitment to leading by example by adapting to climate change.

Through the Climate Readiness Plan, USAID will implement priority climate adaptation and risk mitigation actions across its program processes and management functions to increase the resilience of the Agency’s core mission to known climate threats and vulnerabilities. These core actions include:

  • Mainstreaming climate into USAID’s strategies, policies, processes, programming, and operations;
  • Improving climate risk management implementation, accountability, and supply chain resilience;
  • Enhancing climate staffing, training, and capacity building to ensure a climate-ready workforce; and
  • Deploying a variety of tools and scientific data to ensure both climate-ready sites and facilities, as well as a climate-ready supply of mission-critical products and services.

The Agency will report on its progress implementing the plan on an annual basis.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:30am

Last updated: November 09, 2021