Adaptation Community Meeting: Discussion on the International Chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment

On April 6, 2017, the Adaptation Community Meeting hosted the author team of the fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) international chapter. The authors shared plans and invited input on the content of the chapter.

The Global Change Research Act of 1990 mandates that, every four years, the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) "prepare and submit to the President and Congress" an assessment that summarizes the effects from global change on the U.S. The fourth NCA is due in 2018. For the first time, the NCA will include a chapter on climate impacts on U.S. international interests. This international chapter will look at climate impacts on U.S. interests abroad including trade, security, development and humanitarian assistance investments, and scientific research.


Joel Smith, Chapter Lead Author, Abt Associates
John Furlow, Coordinating Lead Author, USAID
Apurva Dave, USGCRP
Meredith Muth, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Lisa Vaughan, NOAA
Kurt Preston, Department of Defense
Jim Buizer, University of Arizona
Alice Alpert, Department of State
Peter Schultz, ICF
Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Climate Policy, Climate Science

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