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USGCRP's Strategic Plan

USGCRP's 2022–2031 Strategic Plan sets the course for federal global change research for the next decade. It was informed by input and review from federal agencies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the public, and lays the foundation for meeting new and growing challenges, as well as demands for useful, accessible, and inclusive data and information. 

The Plan is organized around four pillars: Advancing Science; Engaging the Nation; Informing Decisions; and Collaborating Internationally.

Under this Plan, USGCRP will continue to build and refine understanding of global change in ways that respond to emerging needs and provide critical information for the benefit of all.

Pillars of the 2022–2031 Strategic Plan

Advancing Science. Advance scientific knowledge of interconnected natural and human systems and risks to society from global change. 

Engaging the Nation. Enhance the Nation’s ability to understand and respond to global change by expanding participation in the Federal research enterprise. 

Informing Decisions. Provide accessible, usable information to inform decisions on mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. 

Collaborating Internationally. Build global capacity to respond to global change through international cooperation and collaboration.