Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4)

Meeting Date: 3/21/2017 - 3/23/2017

March 21 in Portland or March 23 in Boise

Attend the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) on Tuesday, March 21 in Portland or Thursday, March 23 in Boise. These Northwest Regional Engagement Workshops are an excellent opportunity to provide early and timely input to the NCA4 development process about the ways in which climate change is important to sectors, livelihoods, and landscapes of value to society in the Northwest.  For the purposes of NCA4, the Northwest region includes Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

The objective of the Regional Engagement Workshop is to gain input from a broad array of regional stakeholders to inform the development of the Northwest (and related) chapter(s) of NCA4 to ensure that the final product is both scientifically sound and beneficial to the community. The Workshop will cover topics including:

  • 8:30 - 10:30am – Background on NCA4 and Introduction to the Northwest chapter and its authors
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm – Stakeholder Perspectives: What are the key attributes and assets of greatest value to the Northwest that are impacted by climate change?  How are they vulnerable to climate change?  What resources should the authors be made aware of? 
  • Afternoon – Rotating breakout groups with Subject Matter Experts about observed and projected impacts; challenges, risks, and opportunities; and emerging issues and research gaps.

With questions, please reach out to Chris Avery at cavery@usgcrp.gov and Susan Aragon-Long at saragonlong@usgcrp.gov.

Location: Portland, OR or Boise, ID