CCRD Products Related to Other Technical Assistance

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Climate Change Resilient Development 

CCRD Program(s)
: Adaptation Partnership, Climate Services,  National Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID's CCRD project, as envisioned at the beginning of the project. CCRD activities increase the resilience of people, assets, and livelihoods to climate change impacts by integrating adaptation strategies into the broader development agenda and inducing donors, governments, and the private sector to invest in cost-effective adaptive strategies. The CCRD program focuses on three areas, providing: 1) support to USAID Bureaus and Missions through the development and dissemination of guidance, training, and capacity-building to strengthen the agency’s portfolio of adaptation projects, as well as the mainstreaming of climate concerns into other programs and projects; 2) coordination and support for activities related to U.S. Government climate change programs, including the Adaptation Partnership and Partnership Workshops programs; and 3) technical leadership in emerging areas of climate vulnerability and adaptation that need further innovation, including glaciers and mountains, climate services, and climate-resilient long-term planning.

Related Topics
: Extreme weather events, glacial events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, agriculture, coastal, health, infrastructure, water

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Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services: Increasing the Climate Resilience of Infrastructure in Developing Countries
August 2014

CCRD Program(s): Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS), Climate-resilient Development Framework, Fast Track Implementation, Small Grants

Description:This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID’s CRIS program and its work in five rapidly growing pilot cities that are vulnerable to climate risks: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Piura, Perú; Trujillo, Perú; Nacala-Porto, Mozambique; and Hue, Vietnam. CRIS enables municipal decision-makers to identify, prioritize, and implement adaptation strategies for infrastructure projects to save lives and protect long-term investments. CRIS activities include assessing vulnerability, screening adaptation options, writing proposals for external funding, using decision-support tools for infrastructure planning, and supporting training and peer-learning events. USAID also provides small grants for developing and testing innovative approaches to improve resilience in cities.

Related Topics: Adaptation research, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, coastal, infrastructure, water