Volume 7, Issue 5
November 2016

In this issue

Resilience Dialogues


A diverse set of private, governmental, academic, and non-profit collaborators are launching a beta version of the Resilience Dialogues, an online service that allows community leaders to engage in facilitated, expedited, and tailored consultations with scientists, resilience practitioners, and other subject-matter experts.
 
This beta service is being rolled out with the support of the Kresge Foundation and in coordination with a number of community-based networks. The service will initially be available to communities in these networks, with the goal moving forward to expand the service to all communities interested in participating in a dialogue. Interested communities and leaders can submit their interest in participation by visiting the Resilience Dialogues website.
 
To learn more:
Read the fact sheet
 

USGCRP Welcomes Dr. David Reidmiller as Director of the Fourth National Climate Assessment

 
USGCRP is pleased to announce that Dr. David Reidmiller will serve as Director of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). David is on detail to the USGCRP National Coordination Office from the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey. As Director, he will lead the production of NCA4, overseeing a robust public engagement strategy and efforts to strengthen the sustained National Climate Assessment process.

For more:
Read the full article
Learn about the Sustained Assessment Process
 

Open Notices

 
USGCRP is seeking public submissions for the following:
  • The call for technical inputs for the Fourth National Climate Assessment is open through January 15, 2017
     
  • The U.S. Department of State seeks nominations for U.S. scientists with requisite expertise to serve as Lead Authors or Review Editors on the first Special Report to be undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change during the Sixth Assessment Report cycle
     
  • The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, under the National Science and Technology Council, seeks public comment on its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan
All submissions can be made through Contribute. Please visit www.globalchange.gov/notices for more information.
 

Upcoming Events

 
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, CA | Dec 12–16, 2016
U21A. Adding Health to Climate Literacy: Insights into the USGCRP Climate Health Assessment for the Geoscience Community
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 8:00 – 10:00 AM | Moscone West - 2020
 
GC23K. The 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2): Assessing the Last Decades’ Science of the Carbon Cycle across North America and Adjacent Oceans
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 1:40 – 3:40 PM | Moscone West - 3007

GC31G. Poster Session: New Approaches to Sustained Climate Assessment in the U.S.: Progress, Collaborations Across Scales, and Tools
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM | Moscone South - Poster Hall
 
NCA4 Listening Session
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Marriott Marquis - Foothill E
 
GC34D. New Approaches to Sustained Climate Assessment in the U.S.: Progress, Collaborations Across Scales, and Tools
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Moscone West - 3005
 
ED43F. Public Engagement with Science: Institutional Structures and Supports
Thursday, 15 December 2016 | 1:40 – 3:40 PM | Moscone South - 309
 
ED51G. Poster Session: Public Engagement with Science: Institutional Structures and Supports
Friday, 16 December 2016 | 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM | Moscone South - Poster Hall

AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting
Boston, MA | Feb 16–20, 2017

National Climate Assessment: A Sustained Process for Providing Actionable Information
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Hynes Convention Center - 313
 
STAY TUNED! NCA4 Regional Engagement Workshops
TBA | Early 2017

White House Unveils Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness

 
The Obama Administration has launched the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP), a public-private collaboration among Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, private-sector companies, and civil-society organizations. The partnership will identify priority-information needs, reduce barriers to data access and usability, and develop an open-source platform to enable sharing and learning on the availability and use of data and information for climate resilience.
 
PREP emerged out of the work of the Climate Data Initiative (CDI). A diverse group of organizations and private companies working with CDI data focused on the power of collaboration to address gaps they saw in the CDI and enhance access to climate data and information worldwide. PREP is being pursued in coordination with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, launched in 2015.

For more information:
Read the full White House fact sheet

American Public Health Association Newsletter

 
The Interagency Crosscutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health had a large presence at this year’s American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (10/29–11/2). This was the first annual meeting since the release of The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, and the USGCRP held two full sessions to present the major findings and discuss particular populations of concern. The meeting featured representatives from NOAA, EPA, HHS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), and others. Next year’s meeting will focus on the intersection of climate change and health, and APHA is rolling out a "year of climate” initiative as well as a five-year strategic plan for climate, both of which present large opportunities to engage USGCRP.
 

Climate and Health Assessment Kits

 
EPA has developed eight communication material kits that summarize key points from The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment for the different populations that are disproportionately affected by climate-change impacts. The agency is providing these materials for use and modification by anyone seeking to communicate the health impacts of climate change to a range of audiences. Access the materials at http://go.usa.gov/xkMus.
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