Deadline extension to June 1 Noon! Comments due on USCAR4

May 30, 2007 at 1:53 pm | Posted in CAR4, Climate action, Climate change, Climate science, Public reviews, Reports, UNFCCC, URGENT! | Leave a comment

Fourth Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeIn June 1992, the United States signed, and later ratified in October, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Pursuant to the national communication reporting requirements under Articles 4.2 and 12 of the Convention and to guidelines later adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), the United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997 and the third in 2002.The U.S. Government has prepared an initial draft of the fourth national communication for public review. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of the opportunity to submit input on the draft text of the national communication before the final document is completed.

The Fourth United States Climate Action Report (CAR)

The draft fourth CAR provides an update on key activities conducted by the U.S. since the third CAR, an inventory of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks, an estimate of the effects of mitigation measures and policies on future emissions levels, and a description of U.S. leadership and involvement in international programs, including associated contributions and funding efforts. In addition, the text discusses U.S. national circumstances that affect U.S. vulnerability and responses to climate change. Finally, the CAR presents information on the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program, our efforts in systematic observations, including the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System, and our education, training and outreach efforts.

Written comments should be received on or before noon, Friday June 1st.

Comments should be submitted via e-mail to

from U.S. Department of State website
Before you put pen to paper fingers to keys, please take a look at the link below this quote from ClimateScienceWatch:

Critical comments by guest contributor Lynne Carter (Co-Director, Adaptation Network) on the draft U.S. Fourth Climate Action Report, submitted to the State Department as part of the public review process, offer one good example of the kind of input that we would like to see more of from individuals and organizations.

Critical public review comments on the administration’s Fourth Climate Action Report


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