Carbon Digest #13: USGCRP Strategic Plan Prospectus Comment Period and Carbon Digest #12 Addendum Carbon Removal RFI

December 7, 2021

Carbon Digest #13: Addendum to Carbon Digest #12 and comment on the USGCRP Strategic Plan prospectus

Public Comment Period: USGCRP Strategic Plan Prospectus

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is seeking public comment on the prospectus for its National Global Change Research Plan (2022-2031).

The opportunity to provide comment runs through January 11, 2022. The prospectus can be accessed by visiting USGCRP’s Review and Comment System.

In addition to feedback on the strategic pillars and priorities, USGCRP is seeking input on themes or topics that should be included in the final USGCRP Strategic Plan.

Respondents should consider ideas on:
(i) Emerging, large-scale scientific questions related to global change and/or response, especially those where interagency collaboration will be critical;
(ii) Specific information on how science is or is not being used to inform societal response to climate change, and why; and
(iii) Knowledge gaps and obstacles to implementing scientific tools or knowledge.

This is an Open Call. All comments must be input via the USGCRP Review and Comment System by 11:59 p.m. ET, on January 11, 2022 for consideration. Follow the links below for details.

Prior USGCRP Strategic Plans:

Also, in case you missed it, please check out the Carbon Digest #12 dispatched two days ago, featuring the following content:

Meet us at AGU: Next Decade, CDR and U.S. Interagency Carbon Information, Monitoring, and Decisions System 

U.S. Carbon Program Leadership Award

Interagency GHG Briefing at NASEM Committee on Earth Sciences and Applications from Space 

Draft IG3IS Urban GHG Emissions Observation and Monitoring 

New Book on Wetland Carbon 

COP26 events highlights and Global Carbon Budget 2021

White House Methane Reduction Action Plan

International Carbon Symposium in México

New EPA Methane Rule Comment Period

NASEM Ocean CDR Research Strategy Report 

NCA5 Public Engagement, USGCRP NASEM Listening Sessions

NASA Carbon Monitoring System Annual Meeting

Community Climate Intervention Strategies Webinar Series and Workshop Report 

USAID’s Draft 2022–2030 Climate Strategy 

U.S. Department of Energy Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002660 titled Deployment and Demonstration Opportunities for Carbon Reduction and Removal Technologies
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry members, investors, developers, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, potentially impacted communities and other stakeholders on potential carbon management demonstration and deployment projects and their associated locations, including potentially ideal locations for these projects in the United States, all while considering environmental justice, energy transition, tribal, and other impacted communities. This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications to this Request for Information.



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