“HELPING THE WORLD PREPARE: A Primer on U.S. International Adaptation and Resilience” Launch Event
The White House released “HELPING THE WORLD PREPARE: A Primer on U.S. International Adaptation and Resilience” to highlight tangible examples of U.S. government agencies’ implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE). PREPARE aims to marshal the diplomatic, development, and technical expertise of the United States to help more than half a billion people in developing countries adapt to and manage the impacts of climate change by 2030. Co-led by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), PREPARE takes an all-of-government approach to address adaptation needs that disproportionately impact marginalized communities around the world.
Since its launch two years ago, the U.S. government has harnessed decades of expertise and diplomatic relationships to build upon and develop programs to help developing nations address the growing impacts of the climate crisis. In addition to the U.S. Department of State and USAID, agencies and Departments engaging in PREPARE include the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and NASA. These agencies,and many others, have started or enhanced programs aimed at creating early warning and emergency management systems, building climate resilient infrastructure, and, importantly, sharing knowledge and expertise to ensure the U.S. government is providing effective support to countries facing the growing impacts of more extreme weather, droughts and heat.
This event discussed the work that has been done to support the PREPARE Action Plan and its importance as described in this new primer.
Watch the recap of the event here.
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.