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Characterizing Risk in Climate Change Assessments: Proceedings of a Workshop (2016)

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), in response to its legislative mandate, conducts periodic National Climate Assessments (NCA) to inform the nation about observed changes in climate, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The USGCRP has conducted three such assessments and intends to develop a sustained assessment process.

This workshop was designed to address a key issue for NCAs: providing information about climate-related hazards, risks, and opportunities in formats that are understandable, credible, and useful to decision makers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to climate change in the regions or sectors for which they are responsible.

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