Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems (SAP 4.6)
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The Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.6 (SAP 4.6) analyzes the impacts of global change, especially those of climate variability and change and of land use and population dynamics, on three broad dimensions of the human condition: human health, human settlements, and human welfare. The SAP 4.6 has been prepared by a team of experts from academia, government, and the private sector in response to the mandate of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s Strategic Plan (2003). The assessment examines potential impacts of climate change on human society, opportunities for adaptation, and associated recommendations for addressing data gaps and near- and long-term research goals.
The scientific assessment will undergo an external peer review consistent with the OMB peer review guidance for a Highly Influential Scientific Assessment (HISA). For details on the scientific assessment review please go to: http://www.cio.noaa.gov/itmanagement/prplans/ID102.html.
|Jun 2006||Draft prospectus released along with an invitation for public review and comment.|
|Jul 2006||Final prospectus is issued along with comments on the draft prospectus.|
|Dec 2006||Request for nominations to the proposed Human Impacts and Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC), as announced in a December 28, 2006 Federal Register Notice.|
|May 2007||Establishment of the Human Impacts of Climate Change Advisory Committee (HICCAC), as posted in a May 10, 2007 Federal Register Notice.|
|Jul 2007||Public Comment Draft released along with an invitation for public review and comment.|
|Sep 2007||EPA announces they will hold a public HICCAC Committee meeting on Oct 15-16, 2007 in Alexandria, Virginia, by a September 17, 2007 Federal Register Notice.|
|Jan 2008||EPA announces they will hold a follow-up meeting to the October '07 meeting.|
|Apr 2008||The CCSP posted the Final (third) review draft (PDF, 273pp, 2.36 MB) on the CCSP Web site. With this they included the public review draft comment on the second review draft and the summary of author's responses to FACA expert review panel (ACSERAC) (PDF, 63pp, 1.28 Mb).|