USTDA Seeks Public Comments on Climate Adaptation Technologies and Services

Arlington, VA –Today USTDA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, issued a request for public comments on climate adaptation and resilience-related technologies and services. The purpose of this request is to enhance the U.S. government’s understanding of opportunities and challenges for U.S. exporters in these sectors. The input will be used to help identify possible Federal government actions and programming to foster U.S. export competitiveness of climate adaptation and resilience-related technologies and services. It will also inform alignment of U.S. government trade promotion and trade policy activities to sectors and markets that present the greatest opportunities for U.S. exporters and address relevant trade barriers.

The request comes in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), a whole-of-government initiative to help more than half a billion people in developing countries adapt to and manage the impacts of climate change. PREPARE serves as the cornerstone of the U.S. government response to enhance global stability and security by addressing the increasing impacts of the global climate crisis.

“Emerging economies will need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure over the next decade,” said Eric Haxthausen, Senior Advisor for Climate, Partnerships and Innovation at USTDA. “We believe there are significant opportunities for the U.S. private sector to contribute to sustainable infrastructure projects that address adaptation and resilience needs in developing and middle-income countries. With today’s notice, we intend to learn more about how we can support U.S. companies in supplying these markets.”

For more information and to submit comments, please see the notice in the Federal Register. Comments are requested by June 30, 2023.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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