The University of California Revelle Program on Climate Science and Policy (UCRP) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) formed in 2000 to foster interaction among scientists, social scientists, and policy makers.
UCRP is designed to improve communication and enhance the impact of natural and social science on the issue of global climate change. The program does not take policy positions or make policy recommendations. Rather, it endeavors to identify important scientific research relevant to policy issues and to make this science readily available, in an understandable form, to nonscientific audiences. UCRP stimulates interaction between natural scientists and researchers in the social sciences and law. It enables scientists to learn about the policy-making process and how scientific results are taken into account in deliberations, as well as to provide policy makers with timely scientific knowledge needed for those deliberations.
The UC Revelle Program is led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Its primary activities are related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP), an annual U.N.-led summit on global climate change policy to which UCRP is accredited. UCRP organizes COP delegations, inclusion in which is open to students, researchers, administrators, and faculty members from all University of California campuses, and can facilitate the hosting of COP side events, exhibits, and press conferences.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego