During the 2012 GreenGov Symposium September 24, Susan Ruffo, deputy associate director for climate change adaptation for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said that the federal government is working to provide climate change projections for small areas that local and state governments can use to make adaptation decisions. A national climate assessment, which is aimed at bringing together the best available science on domestic climate change impacts, is due next year. Two others, one on oceans, and the other on fish, wildlife, and plants, are due before the end of the year.