Climate change and other drivers of global change affect many areas of society, the economy, and the environment. Across the country and around the world, communities and organizations are making decisions to minimize (mitigate) and prepare for (adapt to) global change.
USGCRP coordinates and integrates efforts across the federal Government to provide access to authoritative, freely-available assessments, datasets, and tools that inform decisions under changing environmental conditions at local, state, and regional scales.
The state-of-the-science synthesis of climate knowledge, impacts, and future trends presented in the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and its supporting products builds upon existing federal datasets, tools, and analyses, and forms the basis for many decision-support tools and products.
USGCRP coordinates federal participation in a number of efforts focused on informing decisions in a changing climate:
- U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: an interactive web tool developed by NOAA that provides easy access to federal resources including regional climate information, datasets, guidance, and planning tools to support businesses, governments, and individuals in managing the risks posed by the impacts of climate and global change.
- Climate Data Initiative: a NASA-led initiative coordinated through USGCRP that facilitates discovery of climate-relevant data sources by creating a catalogue of relevant federal datasets.
- Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness: a public-private collaboration working to increase access to and usability of climate-related datasets through a global data platform and partnership.