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Executive Summary
NATIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY
POLICIES AND MEASURES
PROJECTED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION
FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND OUTREACH
GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
Executive Branch
National Circumstances
Legislative Branch
Judicial Branch
Governance of Energy and Climate Change Policy
POPULATION PROFILE
GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE
ENERGY RESERVES AND PRODUCTION
Electricity
ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Residential Sector
Commercial Sector
Industrial Sector
Transportation Sector
Federal Government
TRANSPORTATION
Highway Vehicles
Air Carriers
Freight
INDUSTRY
WASTE
BUILDING STOCK AND URBAN STRUCTURE
Residential Buildings
Commercial Buildings
AGRICULTURE AND GRAZING
FORESTS
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
RECENT TRENDS IN U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND SINKS
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Methane Emissions
Nitrous Oxide Emissions
HFC, PFC, and SF6 Emissions
OVERVIEW OF SECTOR EMISSIONS AND TRENDS
Energy
Industrial Processes
Solvent and Other Product Use
Agriculture
Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry
Waste
EMISSIONS BY ECONOMIC SECTOR
INDIRECT GREENHOUSE GASES
Policies and Measures
New Initiatives Since the 2006 CAR
Progress and Projections for Reducing U.S. GHG Emissions
Energy: Residential and Commercial Sectors11
Energy: Industrial Sector
Energy: Supply
Industry: Non-CO
Waste Management
NONFEDERAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Direct Greenhouse Gas Policies and Measures
Clean Energy and Energy Effciency Policies and Measures
ADMINISTRATION POLICY AND GOALS
CHAPTER OVERVIEW
U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS: 2000–2020
Trends in Total Greenhouse Gases
Non-Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Bunker Fuels
Sequestration
Adjustments
Description of NEMS and Methodology
Key Uncertainties Affecting Projected GHG Emissions
LONG-TERM GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION PROJECTIONS TO 2050
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN THE UNITED STATES
SOME KEY U.S. VULNERABILITIES
Water and Energy
Transportation
Public Health
Ecosystems
Coasts
International Activities
Activities at Local to National Scales
Regional Activities
State Activities
SAMPLE U.S. ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION ACTIVITIES IN SPECIFIC SECTORS
Water Resources
U.S. FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE BY AGENCY
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Millennium Challenge Corporation
MAJOR U.S. CROSS-CUTTING INITIATIVES
USAID Global Change Program
World Bank Climate Investment Funds
Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative
Global Earth Observation System of Systems
U.S. MITIGATION PROGRAMS, EXCLUDING FOREST PROGRAMS
Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate
Asia-Pacifc Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
Methane to Markets Partnership
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center
U.S.-India Clean Energy Research Center
U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway
EPA Programs for Energy Effciency
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Improvement Project
ECO-Asia
DOE National Laboratory Expert Technical Support
Global Bioenergy Partnership
International Partnership for Energy Effciency Cooperation
International Renewable Energy Agency
Climate Technology Initiative
Renewable Energy and Energy Effciency Partnership
U.S. FOREST PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
Tropical Forest Conservation Act
Forest, Climate & Community Alliance
International Small Group and Tree Planting Program
Center for International Forestry Project
Forest Carbon Calculator
USAID/USFS Interagency Agreement
Illegal Logging and Forest Trade
Standing Forest Conservation Markets Initiative
U.S. VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION PROGRAMS
Adaptation Guidance Manuals
Earth Observations for Decision Support
Climate One Stop
Regional Climate Outlook Forums
International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security
Famine Early Warning System Network
RANET Program
Disaster Preparedness Activities
International Technical Assistance Program
U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCING
Export-Import Bank
USAID Development Credit Authority
USAID Global Development Alliance
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
U.S. PRIVATE-SECTOR ASSISTANCE
RESEARCH ON GLOBAL CHANGE
U.S. Global Change Research Program
SYSTEMATIC OBSERVATIONS
Documentation of U.S. Climate Observations
Data Management
TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL CHANGE
U.S. Climate Change Technology Program
Energy End Use and Infrastructure
Energy Supply
Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Other Greenhouse Gases
Measuring and Monitoring
Basic Science
Multilateral Research and Collaboration
UPDATES SINCE THE 2006 U.S. CLIMATE ACTION REPORT
Federal Programmatic Coordination
Appendices
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Fifth National Communication on Climate Change, USA

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