What's New in NCA4
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) will build on the success of the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3) and will take advantage of a number of Sustained Assessment products.
In addition to new chapters (and dividing the Great Plains into two regions), there are other important changes in store for NCA4:
- NCA4 is led by a Federal Steering Committee
- Regional chapters, an important part of NCA3, will be given more in-depth treatment
- Sectoral chapters (water, energy, forests, etc.) will draw upon information in the regional chapters and provide brief national overviews
Since NCA3, USGCRP’s Sustained Assessment process has resulted in a number of standalone products, including reports focusing on the impacts of