NCA5 Public Engagement Workshops

SCIPP is involved in authoring the Southern Great Plains chapter of the fifth National Climate Assessment. 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 workshops 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 Southern Great Plains chapter is holding four 90-minute workshops to encourage more availability from regional stakeholders (dates/times below).

Feb 15, 2022 at noon to 1:30pm CT

Feb 15, 2022 at 2:30 to 4:00pm CT

Feb 15, 2022 at 5:30 to 7:00pm CT

Feb 16, 2022 at noon to 1:30pm CT

The Southeast chapter that also encompasses the SCIPP region is holding two workshops (listed below).

Jan 31, 2022 at 6:30 to 8:30pm ET

Feb 1, 2022 at 11:00am to 3:30pm ET

Be sure to register here.

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

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.

We hope to see you there!

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