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Briefing Date:07/20/2010
Topic:Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Committee on America’s Climate Choices
Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
2302 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:30 p.m.
and
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.

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on

Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change

by

Diana M. Liverman, Co-director, Institute for Environment and Society, University of Arizona, Tucson; Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University; and Co-Chair, Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Committee on America’s Climate Choices

Chris Walker, The Carbon Trust LLC, New York, and Member, Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Committee on America’s Climate Choices

Shari T. Wilson, Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment, and Member, Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Committee on America’s Climate Choices

Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change describes and assesses different activities, strategies, and tools for informing decision makers about climate change, including education and communication, and information systems and services for helping them plan and execute effective, integrated responses. Information and reporting systems discussed include climate services and a greenhouse-gas accounting system.

This report is the fourth in a comprehensive package of climate-related studies requested by Congress in P.L. 110-161.

These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 22, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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