The U.S. Agency for International Development is in the midst of a climate change transformation in response to an executive order from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014.
The order requires the agency to integrate climate change risk screenings in any new strategy and include climate impact assessments in programs beginning in 2016.
USAID is busy implementing the mandate and arranging details of how to carry out assessments of all programs, due to start in about a year, Charles North, senior deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, said in a recent video interview with Devex.
It will clearly have an impact on implementers of USAID programs and could have implications for funding as well. To find out more about the effects of climate change integration across the agency, watch the video above.
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