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
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This document describes areas of future growth for the Global Change SysTem for Analysis and Training (START), including strengthening and expanding trans-disciplinary and multi-sectoral expertise in integrated research and assessment; promoting effective communication between communities of research, policy, and practice; and supporting efforts by universities in Africa and Asia-Pacific to inform and engage society in creating more resilient development trajectories.
START, founded in 1992, promotes research-driven capacity building that advances knowledge generation and sharing on global environmental change (GEC) issues, including climate change. This biennial report described START's programs related to cities, agriculture, and adaptation in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
This report highlights eight years of START’s Africa Global Environmental Change (GEC) Grants Program, focusing on the significance and development of the program for GEC research in Africa and the major accomplishments of grant award recipients from 2004 to 2012.
The Synthesis Report synthesizes the main findings of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, based on contributions from Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis), Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), and Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change), plus two additional IPCC reports.
USGCRP supported several regional workshops in October 2014 as part of the Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience Exercise Series. This brochure was used for the first workshop, which focused on Houston-Galveston, Texas.
USGCRP supported several regional workshops in October 2014 as part of the Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience Exercise Series. This brochure was used for the second workshop, which focused on Colorado.
USGCRP's annual report for FY 2015 highlights recent progress in achieving the Program's research goals and building a knowledge base that effectively informs human responses to global change.
The 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) called for the Arctic States to identify areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance in light of changing climate conditions and increasing multiple marine uses. This report identifies those areas.
The Arctic is undergoing rapid and fundamental change. This report presents an overview of the potential directions of non-climate drivers affecting the Arctic, and explicitly excludes discussion of potential impacts and responses.
This report summarizes results of POP trend-monitoring studies conducted under the auspices of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) that are relevant to the Stockholm Convention.