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Tag archives for Environment
Adapting to Climate Change: How USAID is connecting cities to find solutions
A program to share lessons learned in building resilience to climate change brings together city officials from two very different parts of the world — Somerville, Massachusetts and La Ceiba, Honduras. The two share more in common than meets the eye.
Living on the Edge in a World of Changing Climate
People living in extreme poverty experience climate change differently than those who don’t. USAID is working with partners around the globe to improve knowledge sharing, mitigate the effects of climate change and promote climate-resilient growth.
How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient
For years, USAID has helped countries and communities build climate resilience, but starting now we are full-on integrating climate risk management in our development efforts. Never has the need been more clear.
Wildlife Trafficking Response Reaches a Tipping Point
Wildlife trafficking – poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts – is a major threat to the security and stability of nations worldwide. On February 13, leaders from around the world met at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade to commit to take action on this crisis.
Uncovering Success: A Holistic Approach to Taking Stock of Natural Resource Management Interventions
How do we know if development projects have impacted people’s lives? We can collect data on how many people participated in a project or how much their income increased. We can also measure the effect on the number of people with access to a service or we can count the amount of land that has […]
FrontLines: Depleting Resources
Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to learn more about the Agency’s long-standing investments in biodiversity conservation and natural resources management.
Empowering Women to Address Climate Change
Women often lead the way in adapting to climate change impacts. Read more >>
Forest Success Stories Draw Crowd at U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw
Forestry and development experts gather in Warsaw to discuss successes and challenges in advancing forest conservation. Read more >>
A “Conference of Parties” to Face Climate Change
Assistant Administrator Eric Postel reflects on USAID’s participation in the “Conference of Parties,” a collaboration of nations to address global climate change issues. Read more >>