Fact sheet

Jamaica's Success Story: Becoming More Resilient and Less Vulnerable to Climate Change

Climate change matters to small island states such as Jamaica. More than half of Jamaica’s population lives within a mile of the shoreline, an area vulnerable to impacts from sea level rise and increases in the severity of tropical storms and hurricanes. Climate change also poses risks for the Jamaican economy.Tourism, which provides more than $US 2 billion in receipts, is concentrated mainly along the coast.

The High Mountains Adaptation Partnership, Helping High-Mountain Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Developing countries in high-mountain regions are facing significant climate change impacts such as rising temperatures, melting glaciers, and related threats to water quality and water supply. USAID supports these countries by assisting communities as they develop local adaptation plans, supporting an international community of practice, and funding applied scientific research.These activities can help save lives and preserve development gains by reducing vulnerability to climate change. 

Climate Change Adaptation in the Tropical Andes

The hydrologic stability of the Andean region depends on the services provided by micro-ecosystems found around and above 4000 masl (paramos, wetlands and glaciers).  Extremes in temperatures and an increase of precipitation and periods of drought will affect the region as a whole, exacerbating the intensity of natural disasters.  Such conditions endanger food security and disrupt the fragile hydrologic stability of the region, thereby jeopardizing the provision of water for downstream South American populations.  This project proposes a three-pronged approach that simultaneously addresses

Adapting Conservation Strategies to Global Climate Change

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to people and nature.  It is already changing our lives and the places we live, and will have a dramatic and lasting impact on plants, animals, people, economies and our way of life.  In addition to working to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change impacts through US and multilateral efforts, The Nature Conservancy is taking steps to focus attention on climate change issues related to sea level rise.  Taking action to reduce and adapt to the extreme impacts of climate change can have positive effects on people's

United Nations Volunteers and AAP Collaboration Flyer

In partnership with United Nations Volunteers, the AAP is funding the project “Promoting Expedited Implementation and Sustained Results” to help countries address emerging challenges. The overall objective of the project is to develop the capacities of participating countries to expedite implementation of the AAP and facilitate the sustained results of AAP outcomes and outputs.

The Importance of Population for Climate Change Challenges and Solutions

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. It has been historically driven by an atmospheric build-up of greenhouse gases (GHGs) generated mostly by the industrialized world. The consequences of climate change—more intense hurricanes and typhoons, rising sea levels, drought, heat waves, major disruptions to agriculture—will be felt by communities around the world.