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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2004
 Collection: Environmental Policy Collection
Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2003

Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2003

Date: January 2004
Creator: Japan. Kankyōsho
Description: The annual report summarizes the state of the global environment and development of individual and community efforts in Japan, FY 2002. Also it introduced the environmental issues and environmental conservation measures by the Japanese government.
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Assessment and Review of the Climate Change Policy Programme, Interim Report

Assessment and Review of the Climate Change Policy Programme, Interim Report

Date: August 2004
Creator: Central Environment Council, Ministry of the Environment of Japan
Description: This interim report provides an assessment and review of the Japanese Climate Change Policy Programme.
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The Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act

Date: February 24, 2004
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate.
Description: The United States Clean Air Act is legislation authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency to control air pollutiants on a national level.
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Climate Change in Indonesia Implications for Humans and Nature

Climate Change in Indonesia Implications for Humans and Nature

Date: November 2004
Creator: Case, Michael
Description: The report highlights that annual rainfall in the world’s fourth most populous nation is already down by 2 to 3 per cent, and the seasons are changing.
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Climate Regime Beyond 2012: Key Perspectives ([Japan] Long-Term Targets) 2nd Interim Report

Climate Regime Beyond 2012: Key Perspectives ([Japan] Long-Term Targets) 2nd Interim Report

Date: January 2004
Creator: Global Environment Committee of Central Environment Council, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Description: This document is an interim committee report based on discussions from the environmental perspective what considerations Japan should abide by as a basis for international negotiations on the climate regime beyond 2012. A wide range of viewpoints are considered.
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Coordination of Programs on Domestic Animal Genomics: The Federal Framework

Coordination of Programs on Domestic Animal Genomics: The Federal Framework

Date: June 2004
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Interagency Working Group on Domestic Animal Genomics.
Description: This report discusses progress by Federal agencies dealing with domestic animal genomics. The work represents an increase in the understanding of domestic animals such as sheep, cattle, swine, bees, and others. Knowledge in this area is crucial for better understanding animal diseases such at bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease")
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Evaluation of the Pilot Project of Domestic Emissions Trading Scheme

Evaluation of the Pilot Project of Domestic Emissions Trading Scheme

Date: July 12, 2004
Creator: Japan. Kankyōshō
Description: This document is an evaluation of the Japanese domestic emissions trading scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Extreme Weather: Does Nature Keep Up? Observed Responses of Species And Ecosystems to Changes in Climate and Extreme Weather Events: Many More Reasons for Concern

Extreme Weather: Does Nature Keep Up? Observed Responses of Species And Ecosystems to Changes in Climate and Extreme Weather Events: Many More Reasons for Concern

Date: August 2010
Creator: Leemans, Rik & Vliet, Arnold van
Description: The authors of the report found that there were “many more reasons for concern” and specifically pointed out that “it will be impossible under such conditions of rapid climate change to uphold the UN Convention on Biodiversity’s aim to reduce the rate of biodiversity decline significantly by 2010.”It seems that extreme weather events contribute disproportionately to recently observed climate change explaining why ecological impacts have become so abundant over the last decade. In response, the authors clearly state their scientific judgment is that “efforts be made to limit the increase in global mean surface temperature to maximally 1.5 ºC above preindustrial levels and limit the rate of change to less than 0.05 ºC per decade.” In other words, there can be no further delay in reducing emissions. In fact, the scale and urgency just got bigger and greater. Global emissions must be on a steep downward trend in the next decade in order to avoid the worst impacts.
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IPCC Expert Meeting On Industrial Technology Development, Transfer And Diffusion

IPCC Expert Meeting On Industrial Technology Development, Transfer And Diffusion

Date: October 2004
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Description: This meeting summary report presents the major findings and discussion from the IPCC Expert Meeting on "Industrial Technology Development, Transfer and Diffusion."
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IPCC Expert Meeting on The Science to Address UNFCCC Article 2 including Key Vulnerabilities

IPCC Expert Meeting on The Science to Address UNFCCC Article 2 including Key Vulnerabilities

Date: May 2004
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Description: This report contains supporting material to examine the science relating to stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference. The report was prepared for consideration by the IPCC, but it has not been subjected to formal IPCC review processes.
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