John Furlow

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Climate Change Specialist
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John Furlow is a Climate Change Specialist currently on secondment to the US Department of State from USAID, working on the NAP Global Network. Prior to his detail to State, John led the adaptation work in USAID’s Climate Change Office. John provides support to USAID Missions and developing country partners as they address climate risks that could undermine development priorities. John led the development of USAID’s Climate Resilient Development Framework and the suite of sector-specific annexes to the Framework. John was the USAID lead in designing and managing the Adaptation Partnership, an effort to catalyze action on adaptation. John led an effort to help Jamaica develop a national climate policy and a suite of new national sectoral policies that address climate risks and opportunities for reducing emissions. Prior to joining USAID, John worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Global Change Research Program, where he designed and managed projects examining the impacts of climate change on water quality.