The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
USGCRP coordinates and integrates federal research on global changes and their implications for society across 13 government agencies. This interagency program can provide observed and projected climate information, including assessment maps and data. USGCRP can also support adaptation planning efforts by identifying climate adaptation science, services, and networks.
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is an integral part of USGCRP and acts as a status report about observed and expected changes in climate. The NCA aims to help the federal government prioritize climate science investments, and in doing so will help to provide the science that can be used by communities around the country to plan more sustainably for our future. These assessment reports are published every four years, and sustained assessment process to deliver more timely and useable information is underway.
In support of the NCA, USGCRP publishes a report for each of its eight US regions and the contiguous US (nine total). Each report includes a regional description of the observed historical climate conditions and a set plausible climate scenario futures. Summaries of the regional reports are available at GlobalChange.gov/explore.
See figures from the Third National Climate Assessment at GlobalChange.gov.
NASA’s Climate Risk Management Plan
NASA’s Climate Risk Management Plan outlines an approach that includes advancing adaptation research and tools, assigning climate risk management to its field, and testing and improving upon its research to manage climate risks. Section V, Management Actions, describes “NASA’s climate risk workshops and long-term and short-term strategies to address climate change.
NASA | 2013 NASA Climate Risk Management Plan and Report
NOAA’s Digital Coast Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer
NOAA’s Digital Coast provides coastal intelligence needed to conserve natural resources and make coastal communities more resilient. This viewer provides a way to visualize potential impacts from sea level rise. A slider bar is used to show how various levels of sea level rise will impact coastal communities. The tool also allows users to view confidence levels and predicted shallow coastal flooding geographically.
NOAA | Sea Level Rise Viewer
United Kingdom Climate Impacts Program (UKCIP) Adaptation Wizard
The Adaptation Wizard takes users through a five step process that helps to assess an organization’s vulnerability, identify options to address climate risks, and help develop and implement a adaptation strategy.
UKCIP.org | Adaptation Wizard
GAO High Risk List
Every two years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines federal programs and operations that are especially vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, or that need transformative change—the GAO High Risk List. The report reviews the status of areas on the list and outlines steps to lasting solutions.
GAO | 2017 High Risk List: Limiting the Federal Government's Fiscal Exposure by Better Managing Climate Change Risks
GAO's Improved Federal Coordination Could Facilitate Use of Forward-Looking Climate Information in Design Standards, Building Codes, and Certifications
GAO reviewed the use of forward-looking climate information by standards-developing organizations. This report examines (1) what is known about the use of such information in standards, codes, and certifications; (2) challenges standards organizations face to using climate information; and (3) actions federal agencies have taken to address such challenges and additional actions they could take.
GAO | Improved Federal Coordination Could Facilitate Use of Forward-Looking Climate Information in Design Standards, Building Codes, and Certifications
GAO's Federal Supply Chains: Opportunities to Improve the Management of Climate-Related Risks
This report examines (1) the extent to which selected federal agencies have identified climate-related risks to their critical supply chains, (2) the extent to which they have identified and implemented actions to manage these risks, and (3) what is known about the federal government’s fiscal exposure to such risks.
GAO | Federal Supply Chains: Opportunities to Improve the Management of Climate-Related Risks
ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE’s) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
ASCE.org | Infrastructure Report Card
ASCE’s Failure to Act
ASCE’s Failure to Act series quantifies how not investing in the U.S.’s aging infrastructure impacts the economy, including GDP, jobs, personal disposable income, and business sales.
ASCE.org | Failure to Act: Closing the Infrastructure Investment Cap for America’s Economic Future
NAVFAC's Installation Adaptation & Resilience Climate Change Planning Handbook
This document, prepared for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Headquarters, is a desktop workbook to assist Installation planners in analyzing and developing viable action alternative strategies to address challenges they face due to climate change.
FedCenter.gov | Installation Adaptation & Resilience Climate Change Planning Handbook
CBO's The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated the likely consequences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita for the national economy, federal receipts, and federal outlays.
CBO | The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: An Update Especially Effects on Municipal Bonds
CBO’s Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States
Congressional Budget Office Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: Implication for the Federal Budget See Figure 4 regarding potential for insolvency in 2050 and 2075.
CBO | Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: Implications for the Federal Budget
EPA's Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) project quantifies the physical effects and economic damages under multiple climate change scenarios. The goal of this work is to estimate to what degree climate change impacts and damages to multiple U.S. sectors (e.g., human health, infrastructure, and water resources) may be avoided or reduced in a future under different levels of future global emissions. CIRA advances the estimation of climate change damages by bridging the gap between climate modeling and economic effects, presenting both physical and monetized damages.
EPA | 2015 Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis regarding Labor, Infrastructure and Electricity
Actuaries Climate Index
Sponsored by the American Academy of Actuaries, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, and Society of Actuaries, the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) is intended to provide a useful monitoring tool—an objective indicator of the frequency of extreme weather and the extent of sea level change. The ACI is available for the United States and Canada and 12 subregions thereof, and is released when analysis of data for each meteorological season is complete, on both a monthly and a seasonal basis.
Actuaries Climate Index
G-20 FSB’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Recommendations
G-20 Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Recommendations developed four widely adoptable recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures that are applicable to organizations across sectors and jurisdictions. The Task Force’s recommendations apply to financial-sector organizations, including banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and asset owners. Large asset owners and asset managers sit at the top of the investment chain and, therefore, have an important role to play in influencing the organizations in which they invest to provide better climate-related financial disclosures.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
IIGCC's Climate Change: Implications for Investors and Financial Institutions
This document is one of a series synthesizing the most pertinent findings of the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the finance and investment sectors. Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC’s) Climate Risk programme participated in the review process of this document, along with UNEP-FI, The University of Cambridge, and the European Climate Foundation.
IIGCC.org | Climate Change: Implications for Investors and Financial Institutions
IIGCC's A Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors
A guide on current and emerging practice in the developing area of assessing climate change impacts on private equity investments. The guide summarises the rationale for incorporating climate change concerns in private equity investments and presents a framework that Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs) can use in due diligence and when engaging with their fund and portfolio company investments.
IIGCC.org | A Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors
SASB's Climate Risk Technical Bulletin
This technical bulletin highlights findings related to climate risk arising from research conducted by the Sustainability Account Standards Board (SASB) as part of its standards-setting process. The bulletin provides an overview of where climate-related risk is likely to be present in a typical portfolio, and what types of risk are present, along with the financial implications. It also summarizes the quality of existing disclosure on climate-related risk by SEC registrants.
EEnews.net | Climate Risk Technical Bulletin
BlackRock Investment Institute’s Global Insights
This report details how investors can mitigate climate risks, exploit opportunities, or have a positive impact. It concludes that climate-aware investing is possible without compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns. The report also includes steps that stakeholders in the climate debate are considering, including the use of carbon pricing as a cost-effective way to reduce emissions.
BlackRock.com | Adapting Portfolios to Climate Change
BCI's Supply Chain Resilience Report
Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI’s) Supply Chain Resilience Report tracks the origins, causes, and consequences of supply chain disruption across industry sectors and regions worldwide. It also benchmarks business continuity (BC) arrangements in place - including the uptake of insurance - in different organizations which build supply chain resilience.
BCI.org | BCI Supply Chain Resilience Report