ABSTRACT

Climate Action Plan [October 2021]   [open pdf - 439KB]

From the Introduction: "The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign assistance agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC delivers smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results. MCC provides predictable, multi-year grants that promote economic growth, reduce poverty, and strengthen institutions. These investments not only support stability and prosperity in partner countries but also enhance American interests. Climate change is inextricably tied to poverty and economic growth, and it poses the greatest risks to low and lower-middle income countries, like those where MCC works. These are precisely the countries whose people, economies, and institutions are least able to adapt to or afford its consequences and are generally least responsible for the problem. [...] Given this reality, MCC recognizes that addressing the impacts of climate change is central to achieving MCC's mission and we must invest now to counter its dire consequences. To meet this challenge, MCC has substantially increased its climate commitments. This Climate Action Plan (the Plan) and MCC's newly developed Climate Change Strategy (the Strategy) memorialize how MCC will meet these commitments and adjust its approaches to expand and deepen work on climate change across the agency's investment portfolio and business operations."

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2021-10
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Public Domain
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Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality: https://www.sustainability.gov/
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pdf
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