Analysis of Global Change Assessments: Lessons Learned

In the spring of 2004 the U.S. Climate Change Science Program asked the National Academies to look at lessons learned from past global change assessments. An ad hoc committee was convened to prepare this report. Eight assessments were compared in the comparative analysis that was performed. These are: atmospheric ozone assessments; intergovernmental panel on climate change; global biodiversity assessment; national assessment of climate change impacts; arctic climate impact assessment; millennium ecosystem assessment; German Enquete Kommission on "Preventive Measures to Protect the Earth's Atmosphere"; and synthesis and assessment products by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. Strengths and weaknesses of the several assessments were analyzed. Recommendations were offered to strengthen future global change assessments.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Prepublication Copy
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 01050010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2007 12:45PM