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Updated 14 July 2008

CCTP Collaboration with U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP)


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CCTP works in close collaboration with the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). Together, they lay the foundation for further progress in understanding and addressing climate change.

Advances in climate change science under CCSP improve our knowledge of climate change and its potential impacts. As a result, uncertainties about the causes and effects of climate change and increasing concentrations of GHGs are better understood, as are the potential benefits and risks of various courses of action.

Similarly, advances in climate change technology under CCTP are expected to bring forth an expanded array of advanced technology options that can meet a range of societal needs, including reducing GHG emissions, at reasonable costs.

The pace and scope of needed technology change will be driven partially by future trends in greenhouse gas emissions that are uncertain. The complex relations among population growth; economic development; energy demand, mix, and intensity; resource availability; technology; and other variables make it difficult to predict future greenhouse gas emissions on a 100-year time scale with confidence.

CCSP will provide much of the information needed to guide and pace future decisions about climate change mitigation. CCTP will provide the means for enabling and facilitating that progress.

CCTP-CCSP interfaces include:

  • Informing the Pace of Technology Development
  • Linking GHG Emission Rates to the Timing of Impacts and Vulnerabilities
  • Identifying Effects of Climate Variability and Change on Energy Production and Use
  • Science of Carbon Sequestration Options
  • Development of an Integrated Systems Architecture for Measuring, Reporting, and Verification
  • Characterizing Regional Impacts in the U.S.
  • Adaptation/Infrastructure Planning
  • Ecological and Environmental Impacts of Mitigation & Adaptation Technologies
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Geo-Engineering


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