Carbon Cycle Science Side event at the COP-19 Climate Change Talks in Warsaw!

November 4, 2013


The US Carbon Cycle Science Program is organizing a joint U.S. Center side event with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-19) to the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), being held from November 11-22, 2013, at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. The U.S. Center convenes U.S. agencies, academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector companies to inform COP attendees about key climate initiatives and scientific research taking place in the United States.  



Carbon Cycle Science side event Description
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The US Carbon Cycle Science Program (CCSP) coordinates U.S. research on the global carbon cycle for credible predictions and improved scientific foundation for carbon management decisions and climate change. The Program has enabled significant progress in carbon cycle science via the North American Carbon Program (NACP), the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB) and other international partnerships. The NACP initiative between Canada, the US and Mexico, CarboNA, works toward greater cohesion across North America in carbon and greenhouse gas based mitigation strategies, and coordinates research, monitoring, reporting, and decision support in areas of common interest. The OCB parallels these efforts for ocean carbon dynamics, contributes to international research studies, and works with the terrestrial community on synthesis activities on carbon in coastal areas. CCSP also partners with the International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN) on research to curtail emissions.

This COP-19 side event will bring together prominent US Government level Carbon Cycle Scientists and Program Managers to inform COP-19 participants about the most recent developments in the above major internationally coordinated carbon cycle science research activities involving the United States.
Event date: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 - 6-7 pm Warsaw time (12-1 pm EST)
Venue: National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland and online

Live event broadcast via:

Speakers and topics (Tentative)  - Please revisit this page for additional details.
Nancy Cavallaro (USDA-NIFA) and Gyami Shrestha (US Carbon Cycle Science Program) - the US Carbon Program/CCIWG including Agricultural Carbon topics, Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG)/US Carbon Program priorities/CarboNA and  International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN) connections to North American Carbon Program (NACP) and coastal Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (Remote presentation)

Christopher Swanston (USDA-FS) - ISCN and USDA FS (In-person presentation)

John B. Miller (NOAA-ESRL) - NOAA carbon observations (Remote presentation)

Chris Sabine (NOAA-PMEL) - Ocean carbon/OCB Program (Remote presentation)

We will reserve the last 15 minutes of the event for Q & A from the audience.

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Update 11/25/2013 - The video recording of this event is now available below.