The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

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

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 National Climate Assessment (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.

Join on April 6, 2017 for a special edition of the Adaptation Community Meeting with the author team of the NCA international chapter. The authors will share plans and invite input on the content of the chapter.

When: Thursday, 6 April; 4-5:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Chemonics International, Washington, DC or Online
How to Register: Visit here to register to attend in person or online
Event Website: Click here for event website

  • 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