Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
NCA4 Vol I: Climate Science Special Report
The Reports Library 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 other authoritative scientific bodies with whom we work, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Research Council (NRC), are also accessible here. Most reports are available for download (open and click View); some can be ordered in print free of charge (open and click Add to Cart).
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The two-volume report from the IPCC's Working Group II 1) assesses risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world, and 2) considers unique features of major world regions.
This report summarizes the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. It considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation.
This IPCC report provides a comprehensive and transparent assessment of relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as activities that reduce their concentrations in the atmosphere.
USGCRP's annual report for FY 2014 highlights recent progress in achieving the Program's research goals and building a knowledge base that effectively informs human responses to global change.
The 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report fulfills a commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to publish every four years a National Communication that provides a comprehensive report on actions taken to combat climate change and thereby meet the objectives and provisions of the UNFCCC.