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Climate Change Working Group

 

U.S. Government Independent Federal Agencies: Climate Change Programs

  • Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change
    EPA's climate change programs and activities are an integral part of the Agency's mission to protect human health and the environment. The EPA Climate Change Web site offers the public current and accurate information on the broad issue of climate change. The site has four main sections on climate change issues (science, U.S. climate policy, greenhouse gas emissions, and health and environmental effects) and another section on "What You Can Do" to reduce your contribution.

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Global Change Master Directory
    The GCMD database holds more than 25,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences. One can use the search box or select from the available keywords to search for data and services.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Climate Change
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. This special report focuses on how our planet's climate affects-and is affected by-the sky, land, ice, sea, life, and people found on it. To understand the entire story of climate change-what we know, what we still have to learn, and what humankind can do to prepare for the future-we must study all of the natural and human systems that contribute to and interact with Earth's climate system.

  • USAID, Environment, Global Climate Change Program
    USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Addressing the causes and effects of climate change has been a key focus of USAID's development assistance for over a decade. USAID has funded environmental programs that have reduced growth in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while promoting energy efficiency, forest conservation, biodiversity, and other development goals. This 'multiple benefits' approach to climate change helps developing and transition countries achieve economic development without sacrificing environmental protection. Active in more than 40 developing and transition countries, the program integrates climate change into the broad range of USAID's development assistance activities.

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