“The US Global Change Research Program – What do we want from the next administration?”


Dr. Robert Corell, Director of the Global Change Program at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, invites comments on “The US Global Change Research Program – What do we want from the next administration?” a scoping paper drafted for discussion on January 17 at a national conference on Climate Change: Science and Solutions, being held in Washington, DC.  CSW Director Rick Piltz will participate on a panel that will lead a discussion of topics covered in the paper, and will call for changes in the federal climate and global change research program. 

For more information on the conference:

National Council on Science and the Environment
8th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment
Climate Change: Science and Solutions
January 16-18, 2008 Washington, DC
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

For more information on the session on the future of the USGCRP:

The US Global Change Research Program—What do we want from the next administration?
Thursday, January 17, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scoping paper: “The US Global Change Research Program – What do we want from the next administration?”*
Comments on the scoping paper may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Session Chair:
Robert W. Corell, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment

Richard Moss, Vice President and Managing Director for Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund and former Executive Director of the Office of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the USGCRP.
Lynne Carter, Co-Director, Adaptation Network: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate
Roberta Miller, Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University and a Senior Fellow and former Director of CIESIN
Susan Joy Hassol, Climate Communication
Rick Piltz, Director, Climate Science Watch, Government Accountability Project

Aristides (Ari) A. N. Patrinos, President Synthetic Genomics and former director, Dept. of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Thomas Lovejoy, President, the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
Peter Schultz, Director, U.S. Climate Change Science Program Office

* The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established in 1989, is the name of the multiagency federal research program under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, which remains the governing statute for the current program. Since 2002, the Bush Administration has administered this ongoing program under the name U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

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