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About the International Climate Hub


USDA's International Climate Hub is a platform to share research, tools, collaborative efforts, and best practices on a global scale to improve the world's ability to adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts.

The International Climate Hub joins USDA Regional Climate Hubs, which serve as the premier model for developing and delivering science-based, region-specific information and technologies to U.S. agricultural, forest, and natural resource managers to reduce risk, build resilience, and enable climate-informed decision making. 

By sharing best practices and research, including those from international coalitions and research consortia, we can find solutions to global climate challenges, improve forest conservation, management, and restoration, and make agricultural production more efficient and productive everywhere.

USDA International Work

USDA science agencies collaborate with many partners around the world to further climate science, and help farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners adopt climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices. International work by the USDA agencies includes:

  • USDA Agricultural Research Service
    • The Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation provides leadership and coordination of this research capacity to the agency's international relationships.
  • USDA Forest Service
    • The Forest Service offers over 100 years of experience in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, and disaster preparedness and response. Through international engagement, agency experts promote sustainable management practices globally while being exposed to new ideas that further the health of forests and grasslands in the United States. The agency partners with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, host country governments, NGOs, and the private sector to benefit people and the environment.

Barbara Bennett
Regional Hub, Director

Barbara Bennet, International Climate Hub Director

Andre Bradley

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