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Climate Change Adaptation

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USAID's new Climate Change Adaptation project will identify and scale up innovative solutions to climate-related risks.
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Overview

Through its Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project, USAID will build the capacity of the private sector, civil society, and government to respond and adapt to climate change in ways that contribute to sustained, inclusive, market-based growth. It will help identify and scale up innovative solutions to climate-related challenges, strengthen governance to address climate-related risks, and improve access to high-quality information for decision-making to reduce vulnerability to climate change.

Implementing Partner: Tetra Tech ARD; Total Estimated Cost: $8 million; Period of Performance: 2021-2026

Objectives

  • Identify and scale up innovative solutions to climate-related risks through market-driven private sector and community engagement.
  • Strengthen central and/or local governance to address climate-related risks. 
  • Improve the quality of and access to information for decision-making to reduce vulnerability to climate change.

Areas of Focus

  • CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENTS: The project conducts climate risk assessments of priority economic sectors and identifies scenarios of climate change-induced tipping points that may require transformative adaptation actions. 
  • BUILDING RESILIENCE: CCA engages the private sector, government, and other stakeholders to build resilience to the risks facing selected sectors and value chains, with a focus on the tourism industry.  
  • FINANCING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS: CCA identifies and supports early-stage entrepreneurs with promising adaptation technologies, products, and innovations relevant to priority economic sectors. Supports implementation, financing, and partnerships to finance innovative solutions to address climate risks.
  • ADAPTATION ACTIONS: Through CCA, USAID works closely with key community stakeholders, such as civil society leaders, community representatives, and women’s development committees, to prioritize specific adaptation actions to address climate risks. 

Expected Results

  • Improved capacity of private sector associations, local communities, and government to identify climate-related risks, devise solutions to adaptively manage these risks, strengthen partnerships, and access financing opportunities. 
  • Identified and addressed gaps in regulatory and policy frameworks for investments in climate change adaptation. 
  • Strengthened coordination between government and nongovernment agencies, the private sector, and research institutions in the collection, analysis, and sharing of climate change-related information. 
  • Improved availability and access to high-quality information that the private sector, government, NGOs, educational organizations, and communities need to make informed decisions to reduce vulnerability to climate change. 
  • Increased public awareness of climate change-related risks and adaptation opportunities. 

 

Last updated: June 23, 2022

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