National Research Council Releases Report on U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Strategic Plan
Jan 11, 2012
The report highlights the results of a study of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP’s) draft 10-year Strategic Plan. The 20 year old programme draft strategic plan proposes to expand its scope to include “climate-related global change.” While the NRC report finds that this expansion is an important and appropriate step, the plan does not, however, address other important issues in order to effectively implement this broader vision, such as: increasing the capacity of USGCRP and its partners in order to better integrate social and ecological sciences into its current program; and following a clearly defined plan in implementing changes to the program.