In response to a request from Congress, the National Academies have initiated a suite of studies called America’s Climate Choices designed to inform and guide the US response to climate change. More than 90 experts from government, academia, and the private sector have been selected to serve on the steering committee and four focused panels.
These volunteer experts will produce a series of consensus reports, to be released in late 2009 and 2010, that will provide policy advice and practical guidance for taking action in response to climate change. Panels include:
- Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
- Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
- Advancing the Science of Climate Change
- Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change
On 30-31 March 2009, in Washington, D.C., the National Academies will host The Summit on Americas Climate Choices. The Summit provides an opportunity for study participants to interact with major thought leaders and key constituencies to frame the questions and issues that the study will address. The agenda for the Summit is available here.
The Summit will be webcast.