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National Climate Assessments

National Climate Assessments

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is an ongoing activity, with required reports to the President and Congress that integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). EPA is one of thirteen federal agencies that comprise the USGCRP and has been a substantial contributor to the NCA.

First Assessment

The first assessment report was completed in 2000. EPA sponsored the Health Sector Assessment and three Regional Assessments � Great Lakes, Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic.

Second Assessment

The second assessment produced the report Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States in 2009. EPA contributed two Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAP) to this effort (see http://globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/saps):

Third Assessment

EPA is involved in the current Assessment, organizing two workshops; supporting a third workshop; serving on the Interagency Working Group and NCA Development and Advisory Committee; contributing to technical input teams as authors and reviewers; and conducting a case study for the Coastal Chapter. Reports from the EPA-sponsored workshops are:

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