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Evaluation of Alternative Initial Allocation Mechanisms in a European Union Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowance Trading Scheme

Evaluation of Alternative Initial Allocation Mechanisms in a European Union Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowance Trading Scheme

Date: 2010
Creator: NERA Economic Consulting
Description: This report is intended to provide background to assist Member States and the European Commission ("Commission") in determining the allocation mechanism to use in conjunction with the Commission's proposed emissions trading programme for carbon dioxide ("CO2") and other greenhouse gases ("GHGs"). The Commission in October 2001 adopted a major package of initiatives to combat climate change. This package includes a proposed Directive on GHG emission trading ("proposed Directive") as well as a proposal for the EC to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and a Communication setting out further methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond the Directive on emissions trading. This report provides descriptions and evaluations of alternative mechanisms for initial allocation of allowances. The report has the following specific objectives: - Provide a typology of alternative initial allocation mechanisms. - Describe the allocation mechanisms that have been used in previous emissions trading programmes. - Develop criteria for evaluating alternative mechanisms. - Evaluate the alternative mechanisms in light of these criteria. - Develop plant-level data that allow one to simulate various initial allocation alternatives and thus shed light on key empirical issues, including feasibility and sector- and plantlevel effects. - Provide an overview of major conclusions and implications.
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Fast Facts: Adaptive Water Governance

Fast Facts: Adaptive Water Governance

Date: January 2010
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: UNDP promotes equitable access to water resources and water and sanitation services as a fundamental requisite for human development. In a rapidly changing world, UNDP's Water Governance Programme catalyzes efforts towards the achievements of the MDGs. The document provides a brief overview of UNDP's Water Governance Programme.
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Financial Incentives for CCS

Financial Incentives for CCS

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that provide financial incentives for deploying carbon capture and storage technology.
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Financial Sustainability Scorecard for National Systems of Protected Areas

Financial Sustainability Scorecard for National Systems of Protected Areas

Date: January 2010
Creator: Bovarnick, Andrew
Description: The purpose of this scorecard is to assist governments, donors and NGOs to investigate and record significant aspects of aProtected Area (PA) financing system –its accounts and its underlying structural foundations – to show both its current health and status and to indicate if the system is holistically moving over the long-term towards an improved financial situation. The scorecard is designed for national systems of PAs but could be used by sub-national eg state, regional or municipal or networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
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Framing the Flow: Innovative Approaches to Understand, Protect, and Value Ecosystem Services Across Linked Habitats

Framing the Flow: Innovative Approaches to Understand, Protect, and Value Ecosystem Services Across Linked Habitats

Date: 2010
Creator: Silvestri, Silvia & Kershaw, Francine
Description: This report presents a framework for understanding the connection between a variety of marine ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs, across several contexts with policy recommendations for land use and management.
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Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This report shows that in spite of the global economic downturn, investment in sustainable energy is still strong.
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with greenhouse gas emissions targets.
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Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with common systems for consistent and transparent reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin

The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin

Date: 2010
Creator: Nelleman, Christian; Redmond, Ian & Refisch, Johannes
Description: This report discusses the status of gorillas in the Greater Congo River Basin. The report looks at challenges such as poaching and habitat loss.
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook

Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme. Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe
Description: This Global Environmental Outlook report (GEO LAC 3) is the third comprehensive environmental assessment of the status and perspectives of the environment in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It highlights the need to move away from sectoral, uncoordinated and short-term policies, and to work towards consolidating comprehensive and cross-sectoral environmental ones that put sustainability at the centre stage. GEO LAC 3 is part of UNEP’s contribution to catalyzing improvements to human well-being and framing a fresh debate around the concept of sustainability in the context of a world evolving from six billion, to nine billion people by 2050.
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Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map identifies states that are either considering, or have already adopted a low carbon fuel standard.
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Mandates and Incentives Promoting Biofuels

Mandates and Incentives Promoting Biofuels

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that incentivize ethanol production and use through.
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Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Policies

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Policies

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows state laws and regulations that affect medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The policies include tax incentives, fines, guidelines, and grants.
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Municipal Waste Management Report: Status-quo and Issues in Southeast and East Asian Countries

Municipal Waste Management Report: Status-quo and Issues in Southeast and East Asian Countries

Date: 2010
Creator: Mr. Borongan, Guilberto & Mr. Okumura, Shigefumi
Description: This report presents and discusses the status-quo and issues of Municipal Waste in 14 countries in Southeast and East Asia.
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Natural Solutions: Protected areas helping people cope with climate change

Natural Solutions: Protected areas helping people cope with climate change

Date: 2010
Creator: Dudley, Nigel; Stolton, Sue; Belokurov, Alexander; Krueger, Linda; Lopoukhine, Nik; Mackinnon, Kathy et al.
Description: This report provides an exhaustive overview of the literature regarding the role protected areas play in reducing emissions from land use change, and sustaining ecosystem services that will be vital to reducing the vulnerability of humans to climate change. Section 3, Adaptation – The role of protected areas, looks at reducing the impacts of natural disasters, safeguarding water, addressing health issues and biodiversity conservation and maintaining ecosystem resilience.
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Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that have laws and regulations that incentivize the use of plug-in electric passenger vehicles. Policies include mandates for states to acquire plug-in electric vehicles for state fleets, access to High Occupancy Vehicle lanes or designated parking for plug-in electric vehicles, and financial incentives to private owners of such vehicles.
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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states using property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
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Public Benefit Funds

Public Benefit Funds

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with funds dedicated to supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
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Regional Initiatives

Regional Initiatives

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that participate in regional initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and increase generation of renewable energy.
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Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with standards requiring electric utilities to generate a percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources.
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Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Date: 2010
Creator: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
Description: This report describes economic trends in building the capacity of renewable energy in several countries.
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State Adaptation Plans

State Adaptation Plans

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with plans for adapting to global climate change.
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State of Biodiversity Markets Offset and Compensation Programs Worldwide

State of Biodiversity Markets Offset and Compensation Programs Worldwide

Date: January 2010
Creator: Madsen, Becca; Carroll, Nathaniel & Moore Brands, Kelly
Description: The report provides the status and trends of biodiversity offset and compensatory mitigation programs by geographical region. It summarizes the total active programs and developing activities, and broad metrics like total known payments and land area protected. It also analyzes the characteristics of offset programs and looks at recent developments in nascent and existing programs in the region.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 4, 2010

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 4, 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to the Copenhagen Summit, the Vancouver Olympics, and indigenous peoples from arctic regions.
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