EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report documents significant achievements made by 21 of the 55 countries that are conducting climate change country studies with support from the U.S. Country Studies Program. Some of the work reported by these countries was also supported by other donors. The papers from these countries discuss methods and results for inventories of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases, assessments of climate change vulnerability and adaptive responses, and evaluations of mitigation options to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases. In several cases, the papers discuss the preparation of national communications and public education and outreach activities. The following countries contributed papers for this report:

Bolivia	Malawi
China	Mexico
Czech Republic	Mongolia
Egypt	Peru
Estonia	Uruguay
Ethiopia	Venezuela
Kazakhstan	Zimbabwe
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama are working together on a Central American regional study.

Key findings and conclusions related to climate change policy, science, and capacity building include:

POLICY

SCIENCE

HUMAN AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING