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ASTM WK76915

New Terminology for Terminology for Climate and Community.

1. Scope

This guide will define various words, acronyms and issues commonly used by Federal, State, Municipal, Tribal and industry entities to describe climate change phenomenon, extreme weather impacts on human communities and corrective responses to these impacts. It may be used by ASTM committees and other users, to write standards needed for climate issues and outcomes. Sources for this guide will included academia, Federal agencies such as the EPA and FEMA, and international organizations addressing climate.


climate, climate change, community, extreme weather, environmental justice, equity, climate resiliency and adaptation


Users are government agencies (federal, state, municipal, and tribal) and they can use this in responding and implementing climate change policies and responses. Non-profit entities and citizens groups may also use this standard.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E50.07

Committee: E50

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-14-2021

Technical Contact: Helen Waldorf

Item: 001

Ballot: E50.07 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E50.07 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E50 (22-09)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting