change and reviews the different types of decision support tools that are available, or could be developed, to aid those decision makers, including assessments, databases, GHG accounting systems, and “climate services” institutions. It also reviews the different types of decision frameworks that could be used to craft responses to climate change and discusses ways to improve climate change communication through educational systems, the media, and direct engagement with the public. Some report tables of particular relevance include the following.

Table 2.5 Examples of federal departments and agencies that are affected by or involved in decisions about climate change

Table 5.1. Information needs provided by climate services

Table 6.2 Examples of existing GHG emission registries and informing principles

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