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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


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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PEER Program Impact: Addressing Global Coral Reef Health through Science and Collaboration

Yellow band disease in Wanci Island. Photo credit: Courtney Crouch

In recent years coral reefs have increasingly come under threat from climate change, overfishing, pollution and disease. To tackle complex global issues such as this, USAID is tapping into the vast potential of the science and technology sector.

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Photo of the Week: Market Linkages in Bangladesh


USAID has worked with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to better manage and conserve Bangladesh’s natural resources and biodiversity since 1998. Read more >>

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Water: A Unifying Issue: USAID’s New Global Water Strategy

Chris Holmes serves as USAID’s Global Water Coordinator.

The goal of the USAID Water and Development Strategy is to save lives and improve development in a world where practically 800 million people are without adequate water.

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Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Family Planning and Integrated Development in Tanzania


Filmed in the northern coastal region of Tanzania, the short documentary “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” showcases an innovative approach to development Read more >>

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Earth Matters Workshop Helps Nepali Journalists Link Environment to Socio-Political Dialogue

Former Parliamentarian and Politician Gagan Thapa joined the “Earth Matters Workshop” to discuss the environmental issues and challenges in the Constituent Assembly and reiterated the important role media plays in raising public awareness and influencing policy discourse and action.  Photo credit: Fungma Fudong, USAID Nepal

USAID, in partnership with WWF Nepal, organized a media Earth Day workshop to help journalists understand how environmental issues can be linked to broader socio-political issues in Nepal. Read more >>

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Young Communicators Promote Climate Change Awareness

High schoolers in Samana, Dominican Republic learn about climate change so they can help educate others in their community, in a USAID mission funded adaptation project. Photo credit: Nora Ferm, USAID

Climate change is impacting life in the Dominican Republic. Read more >>

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Environmental Awareness: The Roots of Peace

Earth Days bridge dialogue and action, addressing conflict over natural resources in Kyrgyzstan.

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Working to Preserve the Coral Triangle


Scientists warn that, by the year 2030, virtually all coral reefs in the Coral Triangle Region will be threatened by ocean warming and acidification, and human activities. Read more >>

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