The U.S. Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) is a multi-agency planning and coordination entity, whose mission is to strengthen the Federal research and development portfolio across more than a dozen participating agencies. Its purpose is to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies that can reduce, avoid, or capture and store greenhouse gas emissions.
To accomplish its mission, CCTP provides strategic direction and support to the agencies in this area, coordinates R&D planning, conducts underlying analysis [pdf] , assesses portfolios and progress, and makes recommendations during the annual budget process on an integrated, prioritized portfolio of climate change-related technology investments.
CCTP was established administratively in 2002, authorized by the Energy Policy Act in 2005, and appropriated funds for mission accomplishment in FY 2007. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is designated as the lead agency for CCTP and provides for its director, deputy director, and support staff.
The activities of CCTP are multi-agency in nature and carried out by Federal employees drawn from all relevant agencies, in conjunction with experts from national laboratories, industry, and academia.
CCTP takes guidance from the Cabinet-level Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration (CCCSTI ) and its subordinate Interagency Working Group on Climate Change Science and Technology (IWG-CCST ), composed of agency deputies. [Org. Chart]
CCTP's six Working Groups are populated by subject matter experts from the relevant federal agencies.