U.S. Action Plan for Global Climate Change Resilience

Globally we are facing surging climate hazards, and in the United States, it is recognized that our contribution to climate change is disproportionally affecting developing countries. At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, President Biden announced new actions would be taken in preparation for climatic changes in the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), and this month a government-wide PREPARE Action Plan has been released.

Some key goals from the PREPARE Action Plan are:

  • Implementation of research, early warning systems and other education plans in partner countries.
  • A collaborative approach to address “long-standing gaps in adaptation that disproportionately affect women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, and low income and marginalized groups that have historically been excluded from adaptation planning and action, yet often face the greatest risks.”
  • U.S. financial aid to help countries focus on local resilience and adaptation plans for critical infrastructure, water, health and food security.

For more resources related to this piece, peruse HSDL’s In Focus on Climate Change or other general documents related to foreign policy and climate change.  

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