The Nature of Development — This research paper calls for the immediate alignment of development and environment policy and practice. The benefits of an integrated approach are clear. Countries that will suffer the most from climate change are likely to be those most lacking in resources, infrastructure and overall capacity to deal with the problems. Supporting these countries’ overall development goals and protecting the natural systems that ensure human well-being is cost-effective and will help ensure the success of U.S. investments in international development and the environment.
Choose to Invest 2015: Climate Change Response — Addressing climate change requires U.S. leadership to help secure a strong international response. U.S. multilateral climate investments such as the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), Strategic Climate Change Fund (SCCF), Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) complement and leverage U.S. bilateral investments to address extreme weather events that are likely to become more intense, frequent and costly with climate change, as temperatures continue to rise and affect weather patterns.
Aid Works: Climate Change — U.S. foreign assistance has accomplished some remarkable things over the years. The generosity of the U.S. Congress and the expertise of U.S. development professionals, health professionals, and scientists, combined with the hard work, resourcefulness, and generosity of individuals, families, and communities around the world, have led to real and inspiring progress. InterAction has created a series of fact sheets to call attention to these achievements, with the hope that pausing to appreciate the progress to date will provide inspiration for renewed efforts. America’s investments in long-term international development are paying off.
Foreign Assistance Briefing Book: Climate, Environment and Development — InterAction’s Foreign Assistance Briefing Book represents the U.S.-based international nonprofit community’s best thinking on a range of challenges. Regarding climate change and sustainable development, we recommend that U.S. policy work to balance environmental protection with improving the well being of disadvantaged populations. Integrated approaches to climate, environment and development will more cost-effectively deliver poverty-reduction and natural resource management benefits that help build and support resilient societies.