climate change

Aerial view of rainforest, vegetation and waterway (© Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Conserving the Congo Basin’s precious ecosystem

Learn how the United States is working with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations to help preserve the Congo Basin.
Woman squatting on dry ground pouring water into bucket (© Gerald Anderson/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

How the climate crisis affects gender equity and equality

Learn how the State Department is helping to create a more equitable future for women and girls as the climate crisis worsens.
Smiling woman standing on beach (Nicky Rakotondrazafy/Pact/USAID)

Empowering fisherwomen in Madagascar and the Philippines

Learn how the U.S. Agency for International Development and its partners empower fishing communities in Asia and Africa.
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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: A growing partnership

President Biden will host the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit December 13–15 in Washington. Learn what is on the agenda.
Dramatic sunset over dry, cracked earth (© Ivan Soto Cobos/Shutterstock.com)

How climate change affects the food crisis

This installment in a series looks at how climate change is among factors driving the current global food crisis.
Monica Medina speaking at lectern (State Dept.)

Making the world’s case for water and biodiversity

Monica Medina is the first U.S. special envoy for biodiversity and water resources. She will champion nature protection measures abroad.
Cow grazing in field next to wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

What has the U.S. done since COP26?

Learn more about what the United States has accomplished since the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Smiling woman in field (© Farzana Tabassum/World Vision/Feed the Future)

World Food Day brings USAID action on food security

USAID is training farmers and taking other steps to increase food security worldwide, focusing on countries hard hit by the climate crisis.
Solar panels on semicircular hotel rooftop overlooking large swimming pool, with arid mountains in background (© Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

COP27 takes place in a moment of challenge and opportunity

The United States and more than 190 other countries are heading to Egypt for COP27 in November. Learn more here.