NOAA promotes cooperation on global change research and benefits from interagency and international engagement provided through USGCRP. Members of NOAA’s Climate Program Office participated in the Annual International Meeting of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), held over a period of three days between November 19th and December 2nd. Wayne Higgins attended as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research and was joined by Ben DeAngelo and Jin Huang. The meeting was convened by the USGCRP International Activities Interagency Working Group (IAIWG), co-chaired by Lisa Vaughan.
A draft report titled “Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions Observation and Monitoring Best Research Practices” seeks review comments.
Several new projects—including those focused on island resilience and coastal blue carbon—were highlighted during events hosted by the U.S. Center.
Climate Program Office groups co-organized a session titled "Climate Services for Decision Makers" at the U.S. Center as part of the UN Conference of Parties (COP26).
The NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project addresses the nexus of climate, ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them, and provides opportunities to explore co-benefits for mitigation and adaptation. The effort also demonstrates how NOAA can work across line offices and the U.S. government agency community to share scientific, technical, and stewardship knowledge and experience with other countries
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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