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Living on the Edge in a World of Changing Climate

In Pakistan, Nepal and other countries, climate-change linked natural disasters, including flooding, are becoming more common. Asif Hassan / AFP

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.

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How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient

Agriculture projects such as this rice cultivation project in Vietnam can benefit from analysis early in planning to determine how climate change could affect outcomes. / Phuong Nguyen

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.

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Bracing for El Niño: How USAID is Helping Countries Prepare and Respond

El Niño is expected to deliver a wet wallop to some parts of the world, triggering more tropical storms, monsoon rains, flooding and landslides. / Ye Aung Thu, AFP

This year’s El Niño is predicted to trigger floods, drought and fires and affect the path and number of tropical cyclones. Today on International Day of Disaster Reduction, USAID highlights the work we’re doing with partners to reduce the risks of natural disasters.

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Wildlife Trafficking Response Reaches a Tipping Point

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Empowering Women to Address Climate Change

Members of the Huruma Women’s Group in Kenya. Photo credit: Photo Credit: Fintrac Inc.

Women often lead the way in adapting to climate change impacts. Read more >>

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Forest Success Stories Draw Crowd at U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw

Victor Kabengele Wa Kadulu, National REDD+ Coordinator for the DRC answers audience questions at U.S. Center. Germany’s Christiane Ehringhaus looks on. Photo credit: USAID

Forestry and development experts gather in Warsaw to discuss successes and challenges in advancing forest conservation. Read more >>

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A “Conference of Parties” to Face Climate Change

Eric Postel is assistant administrator the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment

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 >>

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Video of the Week: Adapting to Melting Glaciers: A Partnership Approach

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Through the USAID-supported High Mountain Partnership, Peru and Nepal are addressing the impacts and risks of rapidly melting glaciers in high mountain areas. Read more >>

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