The United States submitted their 7th National Communication (in combination with the 3rd and 4th Biennial Reports), to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on October 30, 2021. These reports were originally due in 2018 and 2020, respectively. As such, the document reflects policies, measures, and support provided during the periods that correspond to those reports. Updated contextual information has also been provided throughout the reports to provide the most accurate depiction of continued climate action in the United States over this period.
NOAA's science and services are well represented in preparation of the report. Frank Niepold of CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement Division led development of the Climate Education, Engagement, Workforce Development and Training chapter.
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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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