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Major Tipping Points in Earth’s Climate System and Consequences for the Insurance Sector Summary

Major Tipping Points in Earth’s Climate System and Consequences for the Insurance Sector Summary

Date: October 2010
Creator: World Wild Fund
Description: The focus of climate change mitigation policy to date has been on "preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with Earth's climate system". There is no global agreement or scientific consensus for delineating ‘dangerous’ from ‘acceptable’ climate change but limiting global average temperature rise to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels has emerged as a focus for international and national policymakers.
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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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OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading: Concerted Action on Tradeable Emissions Permits Country Forum

OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Emissions Trading: Concerted Action on Tradeable Emissions Permits Country Forum

Date: March 2003
Creator: Gupta, Shreekant
Description: The aim of the Forum was to bring representatives from OECD and non-OECD country governments together with representatives from the research community, to identify and discuss key policy issues relating to greenhouse gas emissions trading and other project based mechanisms for GHG emission reduction, such as Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism. The Forum also aimed to promote dialogue between the various stakeholder groups, and discuss policy needs in the design and implementation of tradeable emissions schemes. Forum participants included representatives from OECD and non-OECD governments, as well as from the research community. Those from industry and other institutions involved with emissions trading, joint implementation and clean development mechanism projects such as the European Commission and the World Bank were also represented.
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Oregon Strategy for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Oregon Strategy for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Date: December 2004
Creator: Governor’s Advisory Group On Global Warming
Description: The Governor´s Advisory Group on Global Warming adopted its final recommendations to Governor Kulongoski to reduce Oregon´s greenhouse gas emissions at its meeting on December 17, 2004.
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Climate Change Transition Team Report

Climate Change Transition Team Report

Date: September 2008
Creator: The Governor’s Commission on Climate Change
Description: Representatives from 4 state agencies (Agency of Natural Resources, Agency of Transportation, Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets & Department of Public Service), known collectively as the Climate Change Transition Team (CCTT) worked over the past 5 months to review the recommendations in the Governor’s Commission on Climate Change(GCCC) Report (October 2007) and to develop work plans for each recommendation. The resulting report provides these draft work plans and also serves as a current inventory of ongoing activities and programs that either directly or indirectly address the climate change/GHG emission issue.
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Third Biennial Report of the Climate Neutral Working Group

Third Biennial Report of the Climate Neutral Working Group

Date: July 2009
Creator: Climate Neutral Working Group
Description: In accordance with the directives outlined in Executive Order #14-03, this Third Biennial Report of the Climate Neutral Working Group (CNWG) provides an update regarding: The state of the science of responding to climate change; Efforts to meet the goals of the Executive Order; Future planned steps and their anticipated impacts, expected challenges, and opportunities; Opportunities to initiate a statewide voluntary greenhouse gas emissions registry; The feasibility of a carbon emissions cap and trading program. Also summarized within this report are a number of related ongoing efforts within state government that will facilitate an expanded and coordinated campaign to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Recommended actions for continued GHG emissions reductions are presented in this report to be considered for implementation during 2009 – 2010 by Vermont State Government.
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The Global Drylands Initiative: Land Tenure Reform and The Drylands

The Global Drylands Initiative: Land Tenure Reform and The Drylands

Date: April 2003
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The paper focuses on the need to rethink conventional wisdom on land tenure approaches and asks how we can best respond to the land tenure problems. It provides a comparative overview of land tenure systems in the drylands, identifies challenges and trends in land tenure reform projects, and offers ideas for decision-makers.
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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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Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change

Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change

Date: January 2008
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: The document contains key facts about climate change drawn from UNDP's 2007/2008 Human Development Report. The document also outlines UNDP's work in the area of climate change and provides examples.
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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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