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Press Release

MCC Taking Bold Actions to Improve Climate Readiness Across Federal Workforce

For Immediate Release

October 7, 2022

WASHINGTON (Oct. 07, 2022) — The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) released its Climate Adaptation Plan Progress Report yesterday, joining more than 20 federal agencies in implementing changes that will bolster the U.S. government’s resilience to the worsening impacts of climate change.

Yesterday’s announcement by the Biden-Harris Administration commends agencies for “confronting the climate crisis by integrating climate-readiness across every agency’s mission and programs.”

“MCC is excited to share the significant steps we are taking as part of our Climate Adaptation Plan, prioritizing climate in both our operations and in our programmatic work with international partners,” said Fouad Saad, MCC’s Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Sustainability Officer. “We are proud to be doing our part in support of US Government-wide efforts towards this critical goal.”

Climate change can impact MCC’s programs, partner countries, facilities, worker safety, supply chains, grants, and more. The plan outlines a range of actions the agency is taking to address a broad range of climate-related risks, including activities that will enhance both MCC’s programming overseas and U.S.-based operations.

MCC has a strong track record of addressing climate change, investing from FY12-FY20 to integrate climate adaptation, resilience, and mitigation in its programs. This represents roughly 40 percent of MCC’s total programming during this timeframe. Additionally, MCC has committed that more than 50 percent of its program funding over the next five years will be in climate‐related investments.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, fighting corruption and respecting democratic rights.