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Emily Wasley Selected as Author for Fifth National Climate Assessment


An adaptation and resilience expert from WSP USA identified to contribute to the first US report on the science, impacts and response to climate change.


SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2021 / 3BL Media / – The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has selected Emily Wasley, Climate Risk, Adaptation and Resilience Practices Manager for WSP USA, as the author of the fifth national climate assessment (NCA5).

This week at Climate Week NYC, Wasley joins many other subject matter experts from all levels of government and from the private, academic and nonprofit sectors in an intensive three-day kick-off meeting with authors. Collectively, they will develop the baseline report which covers topics ranging from Earth systems and climate trends to water, energy, ecosystems and the built environment, to response actions, including adaptation and mitigation.

Wasley will bring his technical knowledge and many years of experience leading climate risk analysis, research, and mitigation and resilience projects to the adaptation and resilience chapter. Prior to joining WSP, she served as the Adaptation Sciences Program Manager at USGCRP from 2011 to 2015.

“It is a real honor to have been selected to take on the role of Chapter Writer for NCA5,” said Wasley. “I will be joined by so many other experts that I have worked with in the past and others that I look forward to connecting with through this process. When partnering with our clients to assess the current and future impacts of climate change at the national and regional levels, the NCA is the scientific resource on the “state of the union” that we use as a basis. I look forward to continuing the legacy of past authors to present science in a way that best meets the needs and priorities of policymakers.

The Congress-mandated National Climate Assessment is the nation’s leading research organization analyzing the impacts of global climate change on the United States. The development of the report is coordinated by the USGCRP – an interagency program established by presidential initiative in 1989 and comprising 13 federal agencies – to help “the nation and the world to understand, assess, predict and respond to natural and human-induced processes. ‘man. cash.”

To ensure a transparent, politically neutral, and widely accessible and accepted report, the process provides opportunities for public participation and involves expert reviews from federal agencies, the general public, as well as external peer review. by a group of experts established by the national academies. of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Wasley has established partnerships with government entities, utilities and Fortune 50 to 500 companies to institutionalize climate considerations into existing risk management, business continuity and sustainability efforts. She is chair of the board of directors of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and a member of the board of directors of Women in Climate Tech, member of the American Security Project and Blue Endeavors Ambassador. She holds a master’s degree in environmental and natural resource policy from George Washington University.


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