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New England's Global Warming Solutions: A Study for World Wild life Fund

New England's Global Warming Solutions: A Study for World Wild life Fund

Date: August 2000
Creator: Bernow, Stephen; Dougherty, William; Page, Tom; Dunbar, Jana & Goldberg, Marshall
Description: This report presents a detailed analysis of the energy impacts, carbon and pollutant emissions reductions, and economic benefits in New England of the national policies and measures analyzed in America’s Global Warming Solutions. That study indicated that the region would reap about one sixth of the net national employment created. As two years have passed since that study was begun, time has been lost for pursuing and implementing the policies and measures evaluated along the same temporal path. Now, achieving such benefits by 2010 would require an even more aggressive set and schedule of policies, or else the benefits would occur somewhat later in time. Nonetheless, these results show that a truly aggressive national policy commitment to the problem of climate change could achieve large near-term carbon emissions reductions along with environmental and economic gains.
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American Leadership for the Global Climate Crisis

American Leadership for the Global Climate Crisis

Date: January 2009
Creator: WWF
Description: This paper discusses several key areas where U.S. policy should be reshaped, both domestically and internationally, to ensure we lead the world towards a safe, sustainable future. We should: Establish a price for carbon by adopting an ambitious 2020 emissions reduction target. Make investments and adopt policies to stimulate a green economy. Lead the world toward an effective and equitable global climate agreement Support efforts to stop emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries. Contribute to global financing mechanisms for climate mitigation and adaptation in the developing world. Ensure that climate change-related impacts are addressed under the Endangered Species Act. Improve science and information to prepare communities and ecosystems for unavoidable climate change. Build public support for sustained action to fight climate change
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A Copenhagen Climate Treat Version 1.0 : Legal text A proposal for an amended Kyoto Protocol and a new Copenhagen Protocol

A Copenhagen Climate Treat Version 1.0 : Legal text A proposal for an amended Kyoto Protocol and a new Copenhagen Protocol

Date: January 2009
Creator: NGO community
Description: This document contains a draft version of how the agreement in Copenhagen could look like – in legal form. This is very much a work in progress. The purpose of this exercise is two fold : a) to outline to Parties how the agreement could fit together substantively and b) to demonstrate that the two Protocol option is a feasible and desirable outcome for the legal form. Attempts have been made through provisions in both the proposed Copenhagen Protocol and the amendments to the Kyoto Protocol to unify the accounting, reporting and verification of as well as compliance with emission reduction targets for industrialized countries and to create a forum for these bodies (CMCP & CMKP) to jointly develop rules in the future. It is possible that not every T has been crossed or i dotted and further provisions or amendments linking the two may be required.
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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Cambodia

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Cambodia

Date: January 2006
Creator: McSweeney, C.; New, M. & Lizcano, G.
Description: These country-level climate data summaries address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of 52 country-level studies of climate observations and the multi-model projections
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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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Species Fact Sheet: Illegal and Unsustainable Wildlife Trade

Species Fact Sheet: Illegal and Unsustainable Wildlife Trade

Date: 2006
Creator: Traffic
Description: Each year, hundreds of millions of plants and animals are caught or harvested from the wild and then sold as food, pets, ornamental plants, leather, tourist curios, and medicine. While a great deal of this trade is legal and is not harming wild populations, a worryingly large proportion is illegal ? and threatens the survival of many endangered species. With over exploitation being the second-largest direct threat to many species after habitat loss, WWF is addressing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade as a priority issue.
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Adaptation that Accelerates Development

Adaptation that Accelerates Development

Date: December 2009
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: This brochure summarizes how the United Nations Development Programme promotes pro-poor and pro-growth adaptation that encourages sustainable economic development and livelihoods in the face of climate change.
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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Belize

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Belize

Date: January 2006
Creator: McSweeney, C.; New, M. & Lizcano, G.
Description: These country-level climate data summaries address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of 52 country-level studies of climate observations and the multi-model projections
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Power Switch: Impacts of Climate Policy on the Global Power Sector

Power Switch: Impacts of Climate Policy on the Global Power Sector

Date: November 2003
Creator: WWF Climate Change Programme
Description: This report assesses the financial consequences of climate change policy for 14 leading global power companies.
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Research Needs Work Group: Recommendations on Research Needs Necessary to Implement and Alaska Climate Change Strategy

Research Needs Work Group: Recommendations on Research Needs Necessary to Implement and Alaska Climate Change Strategy

Date: June 2009
Creator: Research Needs Work Group
Description: This report to the Alaska State Sub-Cabinet on Climate Change recommends research strategies for mitigating greenhouse gases and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
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OECD Global Forum on Substainable Development: Emission Trading: Concerted Action On Tradeable Emissions Permits Country Forum

OECD Global Forum on Substainable Development: Emission Trading: Concerted Action On Tradeable Emissions Permits Country Forum

Date: March 2003
Creator: Yang, Jintian & Schreifels, Jeremy
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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Report : WHO/UNEP/ADB high-level meeting on health and environment in ASEAN and East Asian countries, 24-26 November 2004

Report : WHO/UNEP/ADB high-level meeting on health and environment in ASEAN and East Asian countries, 24-26 November 2004

Date: November 2004
Creator: Manila, Philippines
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.Poverty and The Drylands

.Poverty and The Drylands

Date: October 2001
Creator: Dobie, Philip
Description: This paper takes as its initial premise the assumption that there are important and significant populations in the world's drylands who, given the right conditions and incentives, can achieve good livelihoods, accumulate assets to reduce vulnerability and escape from poverty. However, to make a convincing case it is necessary to challenge current wisdom on the distribution and condition of drylands populations, and build more realistic scenarios that decision makers can take seriously. This is a major task, and this paper will only set the challenge and introduce some of the new evidence that is required.
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2009 Annual Report of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

2009 Annual Report of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Date: 2009
Creator: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Description: The year 2009 was an eventful period for the Pacific region, with challenges and accomplishments that will be forever etched in our Pacific history.
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A Copenhagen Climate Treaty - Version 1.0: A Proposal for a Copenhagen Agreement by Members of the NGO Community

A Copenhagen Climate Treaty - Version 1.0: A Proposal for a Copenhagen Agreement by Members of the NGO Community

Date: June 2009
Creator: NGO community
Description: The "Copenhagen Climate Treaty - Version 1.0", which is now distributed to negotiators from 192 states, took some of the world's most experienced climate NGOs almost a year to write and contains a full legal text covering all the main elements needed to provide the world with a fair and ambitious agreement that keeps climate change impacts below the unacceptable risk levels identified by most scientists.
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.Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications

.Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications

Date: August 2009
Creator: Sommerkorn, Martin
Description: This WWF report addresses sea-level rise and the associated flooding of coastal regions that may affect more than a quarter of the world’s population.
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Coral Bleaching and Marine Protected Areas

Coral Bleaching and Marine Protected Areas

Date: September 2001
Creator: Salm, Rod & Coles, Steve L.
Description: The report convenes a small working group of influential participants with significant experience in relevant coral reef research, monitoring, and marine protected area (MPA) management. Collectively, they embody comprehensive, direct knowledge of all major reef areas worldwide.
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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Comoros

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Comoros

Date: January 2006
Creator: McSweeney, C.; New, M. & Lizcano, G.
Description: These country-level climate data summaries address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of 52 country-level studies of climate observations and the multi-model projections
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Getting Ready for REDD: Toward an Effective and Equitable Policy on International Forest Carbon

Getting Ready for REDD: Toward an Effective and Equitable Policy on International Forest Carbon

Date: January 2009
Creator: World Wildlife Fund
Description: “Getting Ready for REDD” is one in a series of papers examining in more detail some of the issues raised in the Greenprint,
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The Path to Carbon Dioxide-Free Power: Switching to Clean Energy in the Utility Sector

The Path to Carbon Dioxide-Free Power: Switching to Clean Energy in the Utility Sector

Date: August 2003
Creator: Bailie, Alison; Bernow, Stephen; Castelli, Brian; O’Connor, Pete; Romm, Joseph & Tellus Institute & The Center for Energy and Climate Solutions April
Description: This report examines the policies and measures needed to accelerate the use of those technologies and dramatically reduce U.S. heat-trapping gas emissions by 2020. The goal is to set the nation on the path to achieving zero-carbon electricity by mid-century.
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Reclaiming the Land Sustaining Livelihoods

Reclaiming the Land Sustaining Livelihoods

Date: November 2004
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the Future" series, highlights examples of activities to combat land degradation. It focuses on "cross-cutting projects" that address land degradation but were primarily designed to deal with other environmental problems, and specific UNDP/GEF land degradation projects that seek to build capacity or foster SLM practices.
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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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Projections of Global Emissions of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in 2050

Projections of Global Emissions of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in 2050

Date: November 2009
Creator: Gschrey, Barbara; Schwarz, Winfried & Öko-Recherche
Description: This is the result of a German study which underlines once more the urgent need for measures to reduce F-gas emissions. Global emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) will increase to 4 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalents by 2050 if no political mitigation measures are taken. The contribution of F-gases to global warming is projected to grow from 1.3% (2004) to 7.9% of total direct CO2 emissions.
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Governor Palin signs Administrative Order creating the Climate Change Sub-Cabinet

Governor Palin signs Administrative Order creating the Climate Change Sub-Cabinet

Date: July 2008
Creator: Sarah Palin
Description: This report discusses building the state's knowledge of the actual and foreseeable effects of climate warming in Alaska. Developing appropriate measures and policies to prepare communities in Alaska for the anticipated impacts from climate change. Providing guidance regarding Alaska's participation in regional and national efforts addressing causes and effects of climate change
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