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Climate Change

Goal leaders

Trigg Talley



Gillian Caldwell

Chief Climate Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator

Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (USAID)

To achieve

Combat global climate change by advancing climate resilient, net-zero emissions development globally.

  • Strategic Engagement: By September 30, 2025, the U.S. Government (USG) is actively implementings a climate engagement strategy in 60 countries an engagement strategy with clearly defined mitigation and/or adaptation objectives.
  • High Impact Results: By September 30, 2025, USG diplomatic, technical, or financial support contributes to the achievement of 30 outcomes that reflect significant new progress toward keeping a 1.5°C future within reach and/or strengthened resilience to climate impacts in line with President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE).
  • Nationally Determined Contributions: By September 30, 2025, USG technical, financial, or diplomatic support to 20 countries contributes to those countries developing and submitting updated and more ambitious NDCs in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
  • Inventory and Transparency: By September 30, 2025, USG technical, financial, or diplomatic support contributes to 20 countries enhancing their institutional frameworks and capacity to deliver timely, high-quality National Inventory Reports and Biennial Transparency Reports.

Joint goal with Department of State

Progress Updates