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Vision and Framework for Strategy and Planning
Published August 2005




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U.S. Climate Change Technology Program

The U.S. Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP)17 is the technology counterpart to CCSP. It is a multi-agency planning and coordinating entity, led by the Department of Energy. The CCTP’s principal aim is to accelerate the development of new and advanced technologies to address climate change. The CCTP works with participating agencies (Table 1), provides strategic direction for the CCTP-related elements of the overall Federal R&D portfolio, and facilitates the coordinated planning, programming, budgeting and implementation of the technology development and deployment aspects of U.S. climate change strategy. The CCTP operates under the direction of a senior-level official at the Department of Energy and reports through the IWG to the cabinet-level CCCSTI.

Table 1: Federal Agencies Participating in the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program


Selected examples of Climate Change-Related Technology R&D Programs


Carbon Fluxes in Soils, Forests and Other Vegetation, Carbon Sequestration, Nutrient Management, Cropping Systems, Forest and Forest Products Management, Livestock, and Waste Management, Biomass Energy and Bio-based Products Development


Instrumentation, Standards, Ocean Sequestration, Decision Support Tools


Aircraft, Engines, Fuels, Trucks, Equipment, Power, Fuel Cells, Lasers, Energy Management, Basic Research


Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Fission and Fusion, Fossil Fuels and Power, Carbon Sequestration, Basic Energy Sciences, Hydrogen, Bio-Fuels, Electric Grid and Infrastructure


Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Genome Sequencing, Health Effects


Land, Forest, and Prairie Management, Mining, Sequestration, Geothermal Energy, Terrestrial Sequestration Technology Development


International Science and Technology Cooperation, Oceans, Environment


Aviation, Highways, Rail, Freight, Maritime, Urban Mass Transit, Transportation Systems, Efficiency and Safety


Mitigation of CO2 and Non-CO2 GHG Emissions through Voluntary Partnership Programs, including Energy STAR, Climate Leaders, Green Power, Combined Heat and Power, State and Local Clean Energy, Methane and High-GWP Gases, and Transportation; GHG Emissions Inventory


Earth Observations, Measuring, Monitoring, Aviation Equipment, Operations and Infrastructure Efficiency


Geosciences, Oceans, Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Computational Sciences


International Assistance, Technology Deployment, Land Use, Human Impacts

*   CCTP-related funding for the indicated agencies is not included in the totals for CCTP in the budget tables of Appendix B. However, the agencies participate in CCTP R&D planning and coordination as members of CCTP’s Working Groups. Agency titles for the acronyms above are shown in Appendix B


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