SCAN: Science for Climate Action Network 


Evaluating Science for Climate Change Applications

Using Science to Accelerate Climate Change Action


Launch of Science for Climate Action Network: Building off the US National Climate Assessment to Help Communities Establish Climate Action Pathways 

On April 4th, 2019, the Independent Advisory Committee for Applied Climate Assessment (IAC) released its recommendations. These recommendations represent a year-long process from the IAC, funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. See below for access to the report and more about the new Science for Climate Action (SCAN).

  • A press release covering the report release and the Science for Climate Action (SCAN) launch is available here.

  • A summary of the report can be found in the Bulletin of the AMS: here 

  • The full report can be found in the Weather, Climate, and Society Journal of the AMS: here

  • And an article focusing on the launch of SCAN can be found in EOS - a publication of the American Geophysical Union: here

The report is based on ideas and inputs from state, local, and tribal officials, researchers in all areas of climate science, experts in non-governmental and community-based organizations, professionals in engineering, architecture, public health, adaptation, and other areas. We thank these individuals and organizations, and particularly the organizations below, and many more who support this work, as well as the committee who volunteered their time and expertise to develop these recommendations and the conveners who are helping to initiate SCAN.


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