Reports & Assessments
This page features scientific assessments, annual reports, strategic research plans, and other resources produced by USGCRP and the collaborative efforts of our member agencies. Select reports by related national and international scientific organizations are also featured here. All resources are available for download (click View); some resources also can be ordered in print (click Add to Cart). For centralized access to process-related documents such as technical inputs and workshop reports, please visit the Engage section. For centralized access to resources supporting Federal agencies in adapting to climate change, please browse the Federal Adaptation Resources collection.
National Climate AssessmentIn May 2014, USGCRP released the Third National Climate Assessment, the authoritative and comprehensive report on climate change and its impacts in the United States. Click the link below to explore it on the web or download individual sections.National Climate Assessment
IPCC Fifth Assessment ReportThe IPCC has released the first three volumes of their Fifth Assessment Report—The Physical Science Basis (WGI); Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (WGII); and Mitigation of Climate Change (WGIII)—each of which is accompanied by a summary for policymakers. The final synthesis volume is expected in October 2014.IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
Our Changing Planet FY 2014Our Changing Planet, USGCRP's annual report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014, gives an overview of recent achievements in Federal global change research and a look ahead at upcoming research priorities.Our Changing Planet FY 2014
2012–2021 Strategic PlanAs mandated by Congress, USGCRP develops a new strategic research plan every ten years. USGCRP’s 2012–2021 Stategic Plan focuses on advancing global change science and ensuring that it informs real-world decisions and actions.2012–2021 Strategic Plan