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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2007
 Collection: Environmental Policy Collection
.CHINA’S PEACEFUL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

.CHINA’S PEACEFUL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

Date: 2007
Creator: Qin Tianbao
Description: .Climate Change Issues during China’s Peaceful Development and its International Impact. International Law on Climate Change Involved in China’s Peaceful Development. Policy and Legal Reactions to Climate Change involved in China’s peaceful Development.
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China’s Scientific & Technological Actions on Climate Change

China’s Scientific & Technological Actions on Climate Change

Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: Ministry of Science and Technology
Description: .The China’s National Climate Change Programme clearly states that climate change issue shall be addressed through S&T advances and innovations, and that strengthening S&T is a major initiative in response to climate change at the national level. In order to implement the key tasks identified in the Outline for S&T Development, to provide S&T support to the CNCCP Programme, to coordinate climate change-related scientific research and technological development, and to enhance the comprehensive S&T capacity in response to climate change. China’s Scientific & Technological Actions on Climate Change
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China’s National Climate Change Programme

China’s National Climate Change Programme

Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: National Development and Reform Commission
Description: Government of China hereby formulates China’s National Climate Change Programme, outlining objectives, basic principles, key areas of actions, as well as policies and measures to address climate change for the period up to 2010. Guided by the Scientific Approach of Development, China will sincerely carry out all the tasks in the CNCCP, strive to build a resource conservative and environmentally friendly society, enhance national capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and make further contribution to the protection of the global climate system.
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Final Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections, 1990-2030

Final Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections, 1990-2030

Date: October 2007
Creator: Center for Climate Strategies
Description: This report estimates the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sinks for Vermont from 1990-2030.
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The First Ministerial Regional Forum

The First Ministerial Regional Forum

Date: August 2007
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: The First Ministerial Regional Forum on Environment and Health in Southeast and East Asian countries was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 9 August 2007. The forum was jointly organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Offices for the Western Pacific and South-East Asia, and hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Ministry of Public Health, Government of Thailand and the Chulabhorn Research Institute (CRI). The forum was attended by Environment and Health Ministers from fourteen Southeast and East Asian countries including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The agenda and annotated agenda of the forum are given in Annexes 1 and 2, respectively, and a list of participants is enclosed in Annex 3.
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Proposed Early Actions to Mitigate Climate Change in California

Proposed Early Actions to Mitigate Climate Change in California

Date: April 2007
Creator: Climate Action Team
Description: This document describes the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff’s analysis and recommendations for discrete early action measures to reduce global warming emissions. These measures will become part of the State’s comprehensive strategy for achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions under Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
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Report of the Governor’s Commission on Climate Change

Report of the Governor’s Commission on Climate Change

Date: October 2007
Creator: Montpelier, Vermont
Description: The Vermont Governor's Commission on Climate Change was established by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas via Executive Order 07-05 and was directed to develop recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, consistent with Vermont's need for continued economic growth and energy security.
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Administrative Order No. 238

Administrative Order No. 238

Date: December 2010
Creator: Palin, Sarah
Description: This executive order establishes the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet to advise the Office of the Governor of Alaska on the preparation and implementation of a climate change strategy for Alaska.
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Colorado Climate Action Plan: A Strategy To Address Global Warming

Colorado Climate Action Plan: A Strategy To Address Global Warming

Date: November 2007
Creator: Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.
Description: The plan is considered a living document, and a first installment of what could become further refinements as additional initiatives are evaluated and new technologies unfold.
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Breaking Records in 2007 – Climate Change

Breaking Records in 2007 – Climate Change

Date: 2007
Creator: WWF Climate Change Programme
Description: Record breaking events during 2007 will have serious impacts on the entire planet.
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Go Green Ontario’s Action Plan On Climate Change

Go Green Ontario’s Action Plan On Climate Change

Date: August 2007
Creator: Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Description: This report outlines Ontario's Go Green Action Plan for Climate Change and its five-point action plan.
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Second Biennial Report of the Climate Neutral Working Group

Second Biennial Report of the Climate Neutral Working Group

Date: April 2007
Creator: Climate Neutral Working Group
Description: This second biennial report of the Climate Neutral Working Group (CNWG) is intended to provide a concise update regarding the science of climate change, catalog the ongoing work of the CNWG and synergistic parallel initiatives, and indicate progress made towards attaining the goals of Executive Order #14-03. Since April 2005, Vermont State Government has implemented a number of strategies and initiatives that will enable it to make progress toward attaining its emission reduction goals. In addition to initiatives that reduce emissions, Vermont State Government has also begun implementing strategies that will improve its ability to quantify and document such emissions reductions in the future.
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Engrossed Substitute House Bill  6001

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 6001

Date: April 2007
Creator: Thomas Hoemann, S
Description: .
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Making Energy-Efficiency Happen: From Potential to Reality: An Assessment of  Policies and Measures in G8 Plus 5 Countries, with Recommendations for Decision Makers at National and International Level

Making Energy-Efficiency Happen: From Potential to Reality: An Assessment of Policies and Measures in G8 Plus 5 Countries, with Recommendations for Decision Makers at National and International Level

Date: May 2007
Creator: Klessmann, Corinna; Graus, Wina; Harmelink, Mirjam & Geurts, Fieke
Description: The WWF report shows that G8 plus 5 countries have even greater energy efficiency potentials in these sectors and that endorsing these targets is technically and economically feasible for all countries. It estimates the efficiency potential for the transport sector at 25-50 per cent, for the building sector at 30-45 per cent, and for the power sector at 4-45 per cent by the year 2030, depending on the country.
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Environmental Quality; Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental Quality; Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Date: 2007
Creator: House of Representatives
Description: Establishes as state policy statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits at or below the statewide greenhouse gas emissions levels in 1990 to be achieved by January 1, 2020. Establishes greenhouse gas emissions reduction task force to prepare a work plan and regulatory scheme to achieve the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits.
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A Bill : House Bill 2460

A Bill : House Bill 2460

Date: March 2007
Creator: Governor Mike Beebe
Description: On April 3, 2007, Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas established a Governor's Commission on Global Warming with the signing of HB2460. The commission will study the potential impacts of climate change on the state’s environment and economy, and then recommend a global warming pollutant reduction goal and strategies for achieving it. Commission members will include representatives from the state government as well as many groups including scientific, energy, forestry, agricultural, and environmental organizations, among others. The Commission must report its findings by November 1, 2008.
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Vanishing Kingdom: The Melting Realm of the Polar Bear

Vanishing Kingdom: The Melting Realm of the Polar Bear

Date: 2007
Creator: World Wildlife Fund
Description: The Polar Bear – Ursus maritimus – Bear of the Sea. King of the seemingly pristine arctic realm - but subject to the ravages of global warming.
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Montana Climate Change Action Plan: Final Report of the Governor’s Climate Change Advisory Committee

Montana Climate Change Action Plan: Final Report of the Governor’s Climate Change Advisory Committee

Date: November 2007
Creator: Montana.Governor's Climate Change Advisory Committee
Description: Report of the Governor’s Climate Change Advisory Committee, managed by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and facilitated by the Center for Climate Strategies. It provides 54 policy recommendations help reduce the state’s emissions of green house gases to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Most will have additional benefits, including reduced reliance on imported fossil fuels, reduction in air pollution, increased opportunity for Montana agriculture to provide renewable fuels, healthier forests, and the opportunity for the state to be a leader in developing new technologies.
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Low Carbon Shipping, Transport & Market Incentive Programs

Low Carbon Shipping, Transport & Market Incentive Programs

Date: November 2007
Creator: Wason, Bill & van Thuijl, Elke
Description: The carbon labeling project presents methods to promote biodiesel use, disseminate information on the potential carbon efficiency of biofuels and promote the concept of carbon labeling. This guide is aimed at policy makers and interested industry groups. It aims to evaluate the suitability of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Smart Way Transport Partnership as a model for the EU to promote more efficiency and low carbon shipping of goods to market. It includes: a thorough description of the US EPA scheme and its objectives; carbon labeling initiatives in the UK (independent and national); a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the US EPA scheme with regards to its suitability for EU transport policy; the different EU transport system and pilot programmes; and suggestions for freight and multi-sector low carbon transport programmes in the EU. This useful guide enables decision makers to develop a road map on how best to provide incentives for implementing a low carbon shipping program in Europe.
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Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change, Report to Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change, Report to Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

Date: October 2007
Creator: Utah. Governor's Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change
Description: The final report from an advisory panel of 15 scientists and industry experts finding that humans are responsible for climate warming and that Utah is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions per capita than the rest of the nation. It makes about 70 recommendations for fighting global warming including: developing significant amounts of renewable energy with incentives and tax credits, encouraging the capture and disposal of carbon dioxide, improving efficiency at power plants, implementing an aggressive mass-transit strategy, and preserving open space and agricultural land and protecting forests. The report, however, does not include specific policy recommendations or rules to implement action.
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Whales in Hot Water? The Impact of a Changing Climate on Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A Call For Action

Whales in Hot Water? The Impact of a Changing Climate on Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A Call For Action

Date: May 2007
Creator: Elliott, Wendy
Description: Warmer ocean temperatures and melting sea ice in the polar regions may jeopardise the ecology of the Arctic and Antarctic feeding grounds of many large whales.
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Regional Initiative on Environment and Health: The Third High-Level Officials’ Meeting Report

Regional Initiative on Environment and Health: The Third High-Level Officials’ Meeting Report

Date: August 2007
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: The Third High-Level Officials Meeting on Environment and Health in Southeast and East Asian countries was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 8 August 2007. The First High-Level Officials Meeting was held in Manila, Philippines in November 2004, where a regional initiative on environment and health was launched, and the Second High-Level Officials Meeting was convened in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2005, where a draft Charter of the Regional Forum on Environment and Health was discussed. This Third Meeting was conducted prior to the First Ministerial Meeting, to review the progress made in national and regional actions since the Second High-Level Meeting, and discuss and endorse the draft Charter and the composition and work plans of the regional Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) on six priorities for submission to the Ministerial Meeting. The agenda and annotated agenda of the meeting are given in Annexes 1 and 2, respectively, and a list of participants is attached as Annex 3.
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Florida’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan: 2007

Florida’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan: 2007

Date: November 2007
Creator: Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change
Description: This report provides findings and recommendations addressing 11 charges, framed by three principal energy challenges facing Florida: stimulate economic development, achieve energy security and address the effects of global climate change.
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The Global Drylands Imperative: Devolving Resource Rights and the MDGs in Africa

The Global Drylands Imperative: Devolving Resource Rights and the MDGs in Africa

Date: July 2007
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The paper analyzes a sample of existing or in-formulation policy frameworks governing access and security of tenure over major natural assets such as land, forests and wildlife. The fundamental question that runs through the analysis in the paper concerns the extent to which security of resource tenure can mediate the achievement of the MDGs.
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