Two female medical staff in a busy room examine a sample tray together. They both point at one particular sample.


At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Burma, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. 

Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world. USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management. USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $5 Million


    $2 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1.5 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $1.5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    69.0 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    EC-LEDS Partner Country


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    Stories from the Area

    In July, Climatelinks explored the important health and climate impacts of air pollution. As the world’s largest environmental health risk, air pollution contributes to approximately 6.7 million premature deaths each year. This is a significant development challenge, as low and middle income countries are at the highest risk for the greatest health burdens from poor air quality.
    Climate change worsens familiar challenges to water and sanitation services, including limited access and poor infrastructure. Innovative approaches, such as games to inform sanitation enterprise development, have the potential to catalyze local solutions for sanitation.
    Distributed solar, the use of small-scale solar distributed over a local area, can be a powerful tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector.