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Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group updates

USGCRP’s Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) supports carbon cycle research across the federal government and is responsible for defining program goals, setting research priorities, and reviewing the progress of the research programs that contribute to carbon cycle science. In 2022, the CCIWG’s Interagency Carbon Dioxide Removal Coordination workstream compiled information on agency carbon dioxide removal research activities to inform cross-agency discussion. The CCIWG also provided expertise to the newly created Greenhouse Gas Monitoring & Measurement Interagency Working Group (co-led by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Management and Budget, and the White House Climate Policy Office), which is working to develop a comprehensive national system to measure, monitor, report, and verify carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the atmosphere. The system will facilitate the dissemination and availability of validated, science-based greenhouse gas data for use by federal agencies; local, state, and Tribal governments; the private sector; and the public in mitigation efforts.