USAID Climate Change Strategy 2012-2018

USAID’s Climate Change and Development Strategy (2012–2018) guides our work helping countries transition to lasting and climate-resilient, low-emission economic development.

Our Priorities

USAID’s climate strategy has three overarching objectives—Adaptation, Integration and Mitigation—and three priority types of activity—Adaptation, Clean Energy and Sustainable Landscapes.

  • Adaptation: helping countries and communities prepare for and adapt to climate change

  • Integration: factoring climate change knowledge and practice into all USAID programs

  • Mitigation: helping countries slow or curb carbon emissions while spurring growth and development through:

    • Clean Energy: investing in renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, and also energy efficiency

    • Sustainable Landscapes: improving the land management of forests and natural landscapes

Flagship Programs

SERVIR-Global is a USAID–NASA partnership that helps more than 40 countries access and use satellite data and decision-support tools via global hubs in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Hindu Kush-Himalaya, and Lower Mekong regions.

The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is a public-private alliance to curb deforestation from palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 2:45pm

Last updated: August 09, 2018