Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, most populous country, and home to a wealth of natural resources, particularly oil and natural gas. Its multiple ecological zones have given rise to a wide range of livelihoods, agricultural practices, and commodities, all of which are affected by climate change and shocks.
Mexico’s geography makes it vulnerable to extreme weather events, such as tropical cyclones and floods, that threaten the country’s aging transportation, power, and water infrastructure. Mexico’s economically important coastal tourism sector is also at risk from the effects of climate change.
Bhutan is a partner situated between India and China in one of the most strategically significant locations of the Indo-Pacific. USAID partners with Bhutan on clean energy, and disaster resilience, and in the recent past, on forestry management, biodiversity conservation, and water security.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized by significant social vulnerability, political instability, food insecurity, and high rates of poverty. Projected increases in temperature, more extreme weather events, and changes in total precipitation and rainfall variability are likely to exacerbate these challenges.
South Africa’s dependence on coal as a primary fuel source for electricity generation makes it one of the top 15 greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters in the world. Climate change is already altering South African ecosystems, economies, and livelihoods.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is one of the world’s most vulnerable areas to climate change. The country consists of 29 atolls and five individual islands situated in about 180,000 square miles (470,000 km2) of the Pacific Ocean.
India is currently the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally. It is expected to become the world’s most populous country by 2030. India’s diverse climate zones, ecosystems, and topography contribute to variably distributed climate risks across the country.
The Government of Gabon (GoG) has shown a strong commitment to preserving natural resources. Gabon created 13 national parks in 2002, which cover 11.5% of the country, and nine marine parks and 11 marine reserves in 2017, which cover about 26% of territorial waters. Gabon chairs the Africa Group of COP26.
Brazil is home to 60 percent of the Amazon Basin and contains biodiverse ecosystems that provide essential services both regionally and globally. Brazil plays a critical role in the global fight against climate change, as the Amazon rainforest is one of the world’s largest land “carbon sinks,” removing more greenhouse gases (GHG) from the atmosphere than it emits.
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries and has one of the fastest growing economies. It is also one of the most vulnerable to natural hazards, including cyclones, storm surge, floods, earthquakes, and landslides.
Indonesia is the tenth largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world, with land-use and energy sectors contributing 80 percent of its emissions. As a biodiversity hotspot, Indonesia’s vast tropical forests and marine habitats provide a wealth of ecosystem services.
Climate risks pose serious threats to Kenya’s sustainable development goals. With the largest economy in East Africa and a population of 54 million, Kenya serves as the region’s financial, trade, and communications hub. The country’s economy is largely dependent on rainfed agriculture and tourism, each susceptible to climate variability and change and extreme weather events.
El propósito de este informe es describir el contexto regional, el estado actual y los logros de las iniciativas de biodiversidad y paisaje sostenible de USAID en la cuenca del Amazonas a través de la lente de la Visión Amazónica.
Este es un resumen del Informe de visión de Amazon 2020. Describe el contexto regional, el estado actual y los logros ilustrativos de las iniciativas de biodiversidad y paisaje sostenible de USAID en la cuenca del Amazonas a través de la lente de esta Visión.
O objetivo deste relatório é descrever o contexto regional, a situação atual e as conquistas da biodiversidade da USAID e as iniciativas de paisagem sustentável na bacia amazônica através das lentes da Visão Amazônica.