Climate and Environment
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Climate and Environment

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U.S. climate and environment diplomacy aspires to realize economic growth, energy security, and a healthy planet. The well-being of the natural world affects millions of U.S. jobs and the health of our people, and so the Department of State works with partners to advance U.S. interests on issues such as combating wildlife trafficking, fostering resilience, conserving nature, water security, and reducing harmful pollutants.

Office of Conservation and Water (ECW): ECW coordinates U.S. foreign policy  to conserve and sustainably use the world’s ecologically and economically important ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, drylands and coral reefs, the species that depend on them, and the world’s water resources. Read more about ECW

Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (EQT): EQT is staffed by experienced scientists, lawyers, and diplomats who develop and implement U.S. foreign policy to protect air, food, soil, and biota from pollution, and promote a healthy environment by working with trade partners and multilateral institutions around the globe. Read more about EQT

Office of Global Change (EGC): The Office of Global Change leads on U.S. international climate change policy and represents the United States in climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in other international fora, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization. Read more about EGC

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