United States Agency for International Development

USAID supports activities to help developing countries lessen their vulnerability and adapt to climate variability and change. These activities are intended to build more resilience into economic sectors that may be affected by climatic stresses, including agriculture, water, and key livelihood sectors in coastal areas.

In Indonesia, USAID's Coastal Resources Management Project helps coastal communities to sustainably manage fisheries, reefs, and other coastal resources and has leveraged over $10 million from the Asia Development Bank. Participating villages and communities develop long-term plans to protect resources, such as ensuring that their coastline is protected from floods and storm damage by healthy stands of mangroves.

USAID is also promoting adaptation through partnerships with the World Conservation Union, START (Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training), and the Mekong River Commission to assess livelihood strategies for adaptation to climate change in Northeast Thailand.

 Aerial view of Lumphini Park, Bangkok, Thailand; Photo by Terence Ong, June 2007.

Engaging the Private Sector in Green Infrastructure

This report from USAID Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments project examines the benefits of Green Infrastructure in improving a city's overall resilience to climate variability and change.

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National Works Agency, 2010; a completed section of Segment 3 - Northern Coastal Highway Improvement Project.

Vulnerability Assessment of Jamaica's Transport Sector

The assessment sheds light on priority regions and specific vulnerabilities in Jamaica's transport sector, and offers guidance on how to climate-proof future and current investments.

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Building Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Review of Madagascar

This report examines the institutional environment, urban management capacity, and financial resources and mechanisms available to address adaptation in Madagascar’s growing cities. 

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Building Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Review of South Africa

This report examines the institutional environment, urban management capacity, and financial resources and mechanisms available to address adaptation in South Africa's cities. 

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Climate Change and Health in Mozambique

This article assesses the impacts of climate change on malaria and diarrheal disease in Mozambique. 

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Indonesia: Costs of Climate Change 2050

The assessment focuses on agriculture, health, and sea level rise (SLR), estimating the costs that would be incurred in the year 2050 due to changes in climate or to loss of land from SLR. 

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