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The U.S. National Assessment of Climate Change: Planning the Next Process

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Monday, 24 January 2011: 11:30 AM
The U.S. National Assessment of Climate Change: Planning the Next Process
618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Katharine Jacobs, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC

With the 2009 release of Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, the U.S. Global Change Research Program completed its latest assessment process. In preparation for the next assessment, due in 2013, the USCGRP plans a different approach. Building foundational activities and standard methodologies will result in a continuous process that generates consistent information that can be used to support adaptation and mitigation decisions. A web-based system and partnerships with sectors and regions will better serve needs for current information about climate change and other stressors. This presentation will highlight the new vision and activities and the planning process for the 2013 National Assessment. More importantly, it will include time for discussion of the priorities and feedback from the atmospheric sciences community.