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The Biodiversity and Climate Change Integration Working Group formed in collaboration with the Global Climate Change Office and includes technical staff from pillar and regional bureaus. The group is working to explore and support the integration and co-programming of Biodiversity and Global Climate Change activities and funds within USAID.

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Livelihoods in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Apiwat Sukpimontri, USAID

The working group is focusing on several key topics, including:

  1. The role of biodiversity and ecosystems in adaptation strategies
  2. The role of forests and other landscapes in mitigation strategies
  3. The impact of climate change on biodiversity and protected areas

The group delivers coordinated technical assistance to missions (e.g., joint TDYs), develops case studies, best practices and evidence documents on integrated programming, and develops training and outreach materials on best practices and integration evidence.

Learn more about:
Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) project


Resources

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners
Aug 27, 2018 · File

Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners

This document provides recommendations for the incorporation of ecosystem service valuations into Agency cost-benefit analysis (CBA) across sectors, both for USAID staff that produce…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations
Jul 31, 2018 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations

This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help coastal populations build resilience to climate change, including the establishment and management of…

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure
May 30, 2018 · File

Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Peru mission’s three sub-national projects. These focused on building local community and government capacity for improved…

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines
May 24, 2018 · File

Case Study: Improving Ecosystem Management to Strengthen Resilience to Extreme Weather in the Philippines

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Philippines mission’s Emerging Champions for Biodiversity Conservation and Improved Ecosystems Services (ECBCIES) project, which focused on…

Case Study: Conserving Ecosystems to Support Climate Resilience in Bangladesh
Mar 28, 2018 · File

Case Study: Conserving Ecosystems to Support Climate Resilience in Bangladesh

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Bangladesh mission’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project, which focused on conserving biodiversity and strengthening ecosystems…

Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles
Oct 19, 2017 · File

Case Study: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change in the Seychelles

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Southern Africa Regional Mission’s Reef Rescuers project, which is restoring damaged coral reefs to increase their…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security
Aug 30, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security

This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help people and communities address water insecurity by increasing water quantity, enhancing water quality…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security
Aug 02, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security

This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and…

Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Aug 01, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This evidence summary highlights the economics of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches, which can offer cost savings compared with other approaches, as well as additional…

Incorporating Geospatial Analysis into USAID Biodiversity Program Design
Jul 06, 2017 · File

Incorporating Geospatial Analysis into USAID Biodiversity Program Design

Incorporating Geospatial Analysis into USAID Biodiversity Program Design is a biodiversity case example that describes the use of geospatial data and analysis for program…

Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia
Jun 09, 2017 · File

Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia

This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the key EbA activities under the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments…

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events
Jun 09, 2017 · File

Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events

This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help communities adapt to extreme weather and other climate events such as floods,…

Roadmap to Support Local Climate Resilience
Jan 29, 2017 · File

Roadmap to Support Local Climate Resilience

This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind…

 WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 3
Jan 05, 2017 · File

WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 3

Forest and Climate: REDD+ at a Crossroads

Plano de Vida Yawanawa (Yawanawa Life Plan)
Nov 06, 2016 · File

Plano de Vida Yawanawa (Yawanawa Life Plan)

The Yawanawa Life Plan establishes how territorial governance is conducted in order to promote conservation and protect communities’ well-being in their 187,000 hectares in…

CLIMATE BENEFITS,  TENURE COSTS
Oct 20, 2016 · File

CLIMATE BENEFITS, TENURE COSTS

The Economic Case For Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.4: Global Climate Change
Nov 02, 2015 · File

USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.4: Global Climate Change

Chapter 4.4 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the integration of biodiversity conservation work with global climate change. Chapter Four contains…

Integrating Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Activity Design
Oct 01, 2015 · File

Integrating Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Activity Design

This brief provides recommendations that can be implemented at various stages of the USAID program cycle to achieve appropriate and effective integration. It should…

Global Climate Change Initiative: Program Profiles
Jul 09, 2015 · File

Global Climate Change Initiative: Program Profiles

This report features a cross-section, not a comprehensive catalogue, of USAID climate activities across many countries world wide.

Apr 06, 2015 · File

Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental Solutions

Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental SolutionsSubmitted by Carol McCarthy.

Biodiversity and Development Handbook
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