Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership, and Assessments (ATLAS)
Around the world, many countries are experiencing more unpredictable droughts and floods, stronger and more frequent storms, extreme heat, and rising sea levels. These events threaten food and water security as well as homes, health, livelihoods, and lives. To manage this risk, USAID and implementing partners need access to relevant information and analysis. The Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership, and Assessments (ATLAS) project works with USAID missions and their partners worldwide to test approaches and develop good practices for climate-smart program investments. The project goes beyond general climate vulnerability assessments to develop specialized decision-making tools and guidance so USAID development programs can more effectively adapt to the changing climate.