The White House Office of Science Technology Policy, alongside the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), is hosting a discussion on global change research priorities for the next decade. USGCRP leaders will unveil a new 10-year strategic research plan, which will serve as a comprehensive blueprint for producing the information that is urgently needed for the Nation and the world to address the causes and reduce the impacts of climate change and other global changes.
Climate change and the degradation of natural ecosystems are already having profound impacts on places and people everywhere – from farmers to fishers, healthcare providers to ecosystem managers, and community planners to small business owners. The Plan will enable our nation to collaboratively accelerate our understanding of our rapidly changing climate and other global changes and make information accessible and useful for decision making. The new Plan is organized around four pillars: Advancing Science, Engaging the Nation, Informing Decisions, and Collaborating Internationally.
USGCRP coordinates research across 13 Federal agencies and makes that research available to the Nation and the world.
Deputy Director for Climate and Environment,
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
and the University of California-Berkeley
Distinguished Professor, Texas Tech University
Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
James Rattling Leaf Sr.
Associate Researcher, University of Colorado-Boulder
Marcos Regis da Silva
Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
Scientific Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
This event is open to Members of Press and the Public.