Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2003
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:
Agency:United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Funding:$180 million in FY ’04

The Administration intends to spend $180 million in FY05 for USAID climate change programs, including those that fund the transfer of advanced technologies to developing countries. USAID undertakes activities in the urban, industrial, and transport areas of the energy sector with the goal of promoting sustainable development and building technical expertise in the application of climate-friendly technologies. USAID seeks to build capacity to support technical improvements in energy and industrial efficiency, renewable energy, methane capture, and clean technologies while facilitating private-sector investment, access to technologies, and policy reform. In addition, USAID supports the transfer of technologies to make manufacturing and agriculture more productive and efficient, and programs to foster responsible forestry practices. Through these activities, it is estimated that USAID has helped avoid the equivalent of over 15 million metric tons of CO2 emissions over the past 5 years

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