USAID Climate Strategy

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On Earth Day 2021, USAID announced its commitment to developing a new Agency climate strategy, which will guide the Agency’s efforts to target climate change resources strategically, ramp up climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, and further integrate climate change considerations into international development and humanitarian assistance programs across all sectors.

The strategy will advance U.S. government objectives to adapt to and lessen the effects of global climate change and support USAID’s implementation of President Biden’s recent Executive Orders on the climate crisis EO 13990 - Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis, EO 14008 - Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, and EO 14013 - Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration).

Public Consultation

A draft of USAID’s Climate Strategy was released for public review and feedback from November 3–24, 2021. The public comment period has now closed. USAID will take the feedback provided into consideration as we finalize the strategy for release in early 2022. We are grateful for all of the public input provided.

Read the factsheet and frequently asked questions to learn more about the strategy process and next steps.

Visit our climate change page to learn more about USAID’s current climate work.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:00am

Last updated: November 24, 2021