As changes in the global environment become more readily apparent to individuals everywhere, there is an ever-increasing need for improved climate change communications from and between relevant stakeholders. This need was most recently highlighted in a July 2010 National Research Council report entitled "Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change." This report recommended that the "federal government should establish a national task force that includes formal and informal educators, government agencies, policymakers, business leaders, and scientists, among others to set national goals, objectives, and develop a coordinated strategy to improve climate change education and communication."
In order to respond to this growing need, and as part of its strategic reorientation, the USGCRP is in the process of creating a new Interagency Climate Change Communications and Education Taskforce (ICCCE). The goal of the ICCCE will be to create the framework for presenting the story of
the federal climate change science enterprise, and to use this framework to quickly, clearly, and easily
disseminate information to and collect information from stakeholder groups,
including scientists, media, adaptation practitioners, policymakers, educators,
students, and other federal personnel. This page will continue to be updated as the formation of ICCCE continues to progress.