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Charting a Course Toward Pacific Climate Resiliency

Resistant to punctures and ultraviolet rays, these sturdy, multiple-ply sand bags discreetly work double time as they protect the coastline while preserving the shore’s natural look. / C-CAP

Low-lying island communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Through small-scale infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands, USAID is helping them to adapt.

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Championing Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

K´iche´maya women in Guatemala show their inked fingers after voting. / Maureen Taft-Morales, USAID

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, USAID celebrates the achievements and commemorates the struggles of indigenous groups across the globe.

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A city in need: A case study of climate change adaptation from Mozambique

A boy in Paquitiquete, the lowest lying neighborhood in Pemba city, walks through a wet section to reach his friend in July 2014. People in Paquitiquete are used to the flooding as a result of tidal changes. Gradual sea level rise and extreme rain keep many houses wet -- the wait for the water to retreat and for houses to dry can be long. / Cristina Miranda, USAID

In Pemba, Mozambique, extreme weather has a devastating impact on the homes and lives of citizens. There and across the globe, USAID has partnered with communities and local governments to strengthen their resilience against threats posed by weather and climate change.

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3 U.S. Events to Watch at U.N. Climate Talks in Lima

Crops like cacao can help forest-dependent people earn more using less land, improving livelihoods and conserving forests. / Hanz Rippe

The 2014 U.N. climate conference has kicked off in Lima, Peru, and negotiators are working hard to reach agreement on global climate targets. Tune in to three key events to show off some of the ground-breaking work U.S. Government agencies are doing on climate change.

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New Promise for a Greener, More Productive Future in Indonesia


Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and four of the world’s biggest palm oil companies announced a zero-deforestation palm oil pledge at the U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The U.S. supports this historic announcement and will stand with Indonesia as the country pursues a future of cleaner, more sustainable growth.

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Obama Administration Launches Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

A boy and a woman struggle with the dusty wind looking for water in Wajir, Kenya

From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change. These same conditions have a dire impact across the developing world, especially for poor, rural smallholder farmers whose very lives are threatened every time the rains arrive late, the floods rush in, or the temperature soars.

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Battling Climate Change’s Most Powerful Punches

A common sight in Vunisinu and Nalase villages in Fiji—worn out concrete stilts as a result of flooding in the villages

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry describes climate change as “the greatest challenge of our generation.” In the Pacific Islands, USAID is working with communities to come up with the most effective solutions to climate change.

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NASA Earth Data Jumpstarts World’s Aspiring Researchers

Burma’s Inle Lake attracts thousand of tourists each year but its fragile ecosystem is in danger. / Kelly Ramundo, USAID

Question: What do you get when you mix NASA data, USAID’s development expertise, and some of the best young scientific minds the world can offer?

Answer: Some of the most promising ideas to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

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10 Ways the U.S. Government is Fighting Global Climate Change (that you’ve never heard about)

Photo Credit: Daniel Byers, SkyShip Films 2011

Fighting lake burst in Nepal, using Nasa data to monitor forest cover, building climate smart cities in coastal Asia. Read about these and other ways the U.S. Government is hard at work helping protect our planet and the billions of people who share it.

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Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership


Progress — or instability — in Asia has ripple effects throughout the world and can impact us here at home. We’re forging partnerships that leverage resources and harness the science, technology and innovation that exist throughout the region to maximize impact — and reach.

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