Global change is, at its core, an issue that requires a coordinated international response. The long-term strength of U.S. global change research—from sustaining Earth observations, to assessing global climate, to preparing for global change—depends on close engagement with international efforts.
The United States works with other countries around the world to enhance international scientific exchange and enable more informed, science-based decisions—domestically and globally. Through coordination by USGCRP and our member agencies, the United States participates in efforts like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, the Group on Earth Observations, the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research (IGFA), and others.
To learn more about international global change research efforts, explore the resources in the sidebar.
USGCRP periodically hosts and coordinates national reviews of international reports and assessments through our review portal. The review period for the IPCC AR5 First Order Draft Synthesis Report closed on May 19th. Check back for future international review opportunities.