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January 17th, 2024
The Fifth National Climate Assessment and federal climate services coordination will figure prominently in USGCRP events at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society , January 28 – February 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. USGCRP is hosting three presidential sessions, a poster session focused on the NCA5, and a fireside chat with Dr. Jane Lubchenco, OSTP’s Deputy Director for Climate and the Environment, in addition to a variety of other presentations and discussions. We hope to see you at AMS 2024. If you have any questions, please email Engagement@usgcrp.gov MONDAY...
December 7th, 2023
On December 4, Arati Prabhakar, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), named the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the 15th member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). HUD brings important insights and perspectives to USGCRP, drawing from its work increasing climate resilience in low-income and climate-vulnerable communities, its experience preparing communities for and helping them respond to more frequent climate-related disasters, and its commitment to...
December 6th, 2023
USGCRP will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) occurring November 30 - December 12, 2023 in Dubai. COP28 is bringing together countries from around the world to increase ambition and strengthen efforts to achieve shared climate goals. U.S. Center events and initiatives will focus on how U.S. leadership is providing solutions and working with partners through a whole-of-society approach to address the climate crisis. USGCRP is leading and/or moderating the following U.S. Center events, which will be live-streamed on the U.S. Center at COP28 website and the U.S. Center...
December 1st, 2023
USGCRP will be highly visible at the American Geophysical Union’s 2023 annual meeting , with staff and many Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) authors attending in person. NCA5 events include a union session highlighting the report findings, a town hall featuring the work of NOAA’s Technical Support Unit in developing the report, and a poster session featuring all NCA5 chapters. Also, NCA5 Art x Climate will be featured on NASA's Hyperwall. Stop by the USGCRP booth! Location: #1236, Moscone Center Date: December 11-14 Engage with USGCRP staff about the Fifth National Climate Assessment...
November 14th, 2023
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is pleased to announce the release of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). Led by USGCRP and its 14 member agencies, NCA5 draws on the expertise of nearly 500 authors and 250 contributors from every state, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCA5 is the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of climate change in the United States, providing authoritative, decision-relevant information on how people across the country are experiencing climate change, the risks we face now and in the future, and actions...
October 30th, 2023
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio-economic information needed to further understand the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. Working Group III (WGIII) assesses climate mitigation options. For the IPCC Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) cycle, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is funding a Technical Support Unit (TSU) to provide technical and administrative services in direct support of the elected IPCC...
September 27th, 2023
The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) is the US. Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and adaptation across the Nation. It is a Congressionally mandated, interagency effort that brings together hundreds of experts from federal, state, and local governments, as well as the academic, non-profit, and private sectors. NCA5 is currently in production and planned for release in fall 2023. For more information on NCA5, visit https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5
August 18th, 2023
USGCRP is pleased to announce that Dr. Stacy Aguilera-Peterson will serve as the Deputy Director of Research. Dr. Aguilera-Peterson is on detail to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Geosciences Directorate Ocean Sciences Division. USGCRP thanks NSF for making Dr. Aguilera-Peterson’s detail possible. At NSF, Dr. Aguilera-Peterson fulfilled several functions, including serving as a policy advisor to the Cabinet-level Ocean Policy Committee Ocean Science and Technology subcommittee; chief executive secretary to the White...
April 24th, 2023
USGCRP is pleased to announce that Dr. Julian Reyes will serve as the Deputy Director for Services. Dr. Reyes is on detail to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he serves as Assistant Director for Climate Services. Dr. Reyes comes to OSTP and USGCRP from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he is the National Coordinator for USDA’s Climate Hubs. From that position, he brings broad experience providing actionable, decision-relevant resources to stakeholders and the public to help manage climate risks. USGCRP thanks USDA for making Dr. Reyes’ detail possible. In...
April 3rd, 2023
USGCRP is pleased to announce that Dr. Phillip Levin will serve as the Director of the National Nature Assessment . Dr. Levin brings an array of valuable career experiences from academia, federal government, and the non-profit sector to his new role. USGCRP thanks the National Science Foundation for making Dr. Levin’s detail possible. Dr. Levin comes to USGCRP from a dual position as the lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy in Washington State and a Professor of Practice at the University of Washington, where his work bridged scholarship and decision-making. His research has advanced...