Global Expansion of Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative

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For Immediate Release

Friday, November 11, 2022
Office of Press Relations
press@usaid.gov

Today at COP27, Administrator Samantha Power announced the global expansion of the Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative, a USAID effort to provide technical assistance to countries in support of their climate goals. This assistance will complement USAID’s ongoing work with partner countries to transition to renewable energy, conserve forests and lands, and prepare for climate impacts.

At COP26, USAID Administrator Power launched the Comprehensive Africa Climate Change Initiative to support four African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and National Adaptation Plans (NAP) – country climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. 

In response to demand from additional USAID partner countries for this technical support, the initiative is now expanding beyond Africa to become the Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative (CACCI), and will work directly with 21 partner countries through local and regional institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the next year, CACCI will work with local partners to expand its work in Ghana, Zambia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Guinea, Liberia, Tajikistan, Peru, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Nepal, Guinea, Liberia, Ecuador, Guyana and Suriname. Emphasizing localization, CACCI will support countries to advance progress, transparency, and accountability towards their climate commitments; assist in developing policies in line with country climate goals; and help bring in private sector companies that want to invest in sustainable ventures. 

CACCI will contribute to USAID’s Climate Strategy target to align our development and humanitarian assistance programs with NDCs, NAPs, and partner country climate policy priorities in at least 80 countries by 2030.

Last updated: November 16, 2022

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