Infrastructure investments last for decades, so it is critically important to plan and build low and zero-carbon energy and transportation projects today that promote long-term decarbonization and resilience to climate change impacts. To this end, in April 2021 President Biden announced the launch of USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure to connect U.S. industry to major clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects in emerging economies.
Since 2021, USTDA has already funded more than 50 activities with the potential to help unlock $65 billion in climate finance for energy and transportation projects in developing and middle-income countries that support ambitious climate goals. These activities are anticipated to support $15 billion in U.S. exports of advanced technologies and services to meet the climate mitigation and adaptation needs of overseas partners.
The Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure facilitates the deployment of American-made technologies and services to realize climate-smart energy and transportation infrastructure in emerging economies using USTDA’s project preparation and partnership-building toolkit. This includes feasibility studies, technical assistance, and pilot projects, as well as reverse trade missions, industry conferences, and expert workshops.
USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure advances high-quality clean energy and transportation infrastructure in emerging economies by facilitating the deployment of transformative U.S.-made technologies and services related to renewable power generation, energy storage, smart grids and minigrids, advanced nuclear technology, methane abatement, energy efficiency, low- and zero-carbon hydrogen, waste-to-energy solutions, and carbon capture, among others. In the transportation sector, the Partnership has focused on developing activities that advance intelligent transportation systems, surface transportation electrification, clean mass transit, sustainable aviation, low-carbon freight, port modernization in line with climate objectives, and other priorities.
As President Biden has said about the Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, “This will create good-paying jobs here in America by supporting development of new, clean infrastructure in our partner countries. These are the sort of partnerships that are going to be good for all of us.”
USTDA partners with an array of private and public sector partners through the Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, including the American Clean Power Association, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Solar Energy Industries Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the United States Nuclear Industry Council, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy and Transportation, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Private Sector Partners
U.S. Government Partners