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Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change
FIGURE S.1 Example networks supporting action on climate change.
To improve the response to climate change, the federal government should
Improve federal coordination and policy evaluation by establishing clear clearleadership, responsibilities, and coordination at the federal level for climate-related decisions, information systems, and services. information systems, and services.
The roadmap for federal coordination might include leadership and action through executive orders, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, an expanded USGCRP, a new Council on Climate Change, the reorganization of existing agencies, or even the establishment of new organizations, regional centers, or departments within the government.
Establish information and reporting systems that allow for regular evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of both government and non-gov-