The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has released the new National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021: A Strategic Plan for the U. S. Global Change Research Program.
The new strategy is built around four strategic goals: advance science, inform decisions, conduct sustained assessments, and communicate and educate. In addition to these four goals, the strategy emphasizes "the importance of national and international partnerships that leverage Federal investments and provide for the widest use of Program results".
The strategy builds on the program’s strengths in integrated observations, modeling, and information services for science that serves societal needs.