NOAA and APGA launched a broad agreement regarding climate change programming. It links NOAA’s internationally recognized climate services and APGA’s public gardens, which receive more than seventy million visitors a year.

Priorities of the agreement include: Increased climate change education at Public Gardens; Increased community engagement in addressing climate variability and change as part of both short- and long-term community planning and adaptation; Ongoing professional exchanges between NOAA and public garden professionals on climate change issues; Development of a public clearinghouse for information about climate change and adaptation.

The impacts of global climate change have emerged as one of the greatest challenges facing current and future generations of Americans.