The U.S. Climate Change Science Program issued a draft strategic plan for the Climate Change Science Program on 11 November. The plan, which provides a synthesis and update on the Bush Administration's thinking and direction on dealing with climate change, includes sections on the administration's Climate Change Research Initiative and the U.S. Global Change Research Program, as well as dozens of lists of climate science research needs and potential research products.

The plan was released in advance of a major Washington, D.C. workshop for scientists and stakeholders on 3–5 December, which will examine the draft plan.