ICSU (2010) Regional Environmental Change: Human Action and Adaptation

In late 2009, the Belmont Forum, a group of major funders of international global change research, invited the International Council for Science (ICSU) to conduct an analysis of the international research capability required to respond to the challenge of delivering knowledge to support human action and adaptation to regional environmental change. This challenge was named the Belmont Challenge, and requires regional and decadal prediction, advanced observing systems, and the integration of the social sciences.