NCA5 Engagement Workshop SW Chapter

Jan. 20, 2022

The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to:

  • Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagement
  • Allow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resources
  • Give NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors. The SW Chapter workshop will take place on Feb. 4th, at 11 am MST. Register here.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website.