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China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change (2012)

China's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change (2012)

Date: 2012
Creator: National Development and Reform Commission
Description: The Chinese government attaches great importance to the issue of climate change.It defines the objectives, tasks and policy orientation of China’s response to climate change over the next five years and identifies key tasks, including controlling greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change, and strengthening international cooperation.
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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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Immediate Action Workgroup: Recommendations to the Governor's Subcabinet on Climate Change

Immediate Action Workgroup: Recommendations to the Governor's Subcabinet on Climate Change

Date: March 2009
Creator: Opheen, Patricia
Description: This report identifies immediate priorities for addressing climate change in Alaska. The report profiles plans for infrastructure in several towns in Alaska which already have losses and significant risks to infrastructure as a result of climate change.
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Getting Back in the Game: U.S. Job Growth Potential from Expanding Clean Technology Markets in Developing Countries

Getting Back in the Game: U.S. Job Growth Potential from Expanding Clean Technology Markets in Developing Countries

Date: May 2010
Creator: World Wildlife Fund
Description: This report highlights a significant, but rarely discussed, economic angle to the Senate’s deliberations on the American Power Act. Unlike the House-passed climate bill, which set aside one percent of revenues from emissions auctions for international clean technology investments, the American Power Act contains no such dedicated funding stream nor a program to guide these public investments. This lack of secure, long-term funding would limit the job-creating potential of the legislation by limiting the opportunities for American companies to export their energy technology to global markets.
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Two Degree is Too Much! Impacts of 2°C Global Warming On Antarctic Penguins

Two Degree is Too Much! Impacts of 2°C Global Warming On Antarctic Penguins

Date: October 2010
Creator: WWF Antarctic Climate Change Focal Project
Description: This research shows perennial Arctic ice is melting by nearly 10% a decade. It’s on course to disappear entirely by the end of the century. This means polar bears, walrus and seals living on the ice could become extinct. Many other Arctic species would also feel severe impacts. The fears of Inuit communities from Greenland to eastern Russia are also covered in the WWF report. Global warming puts traditional hunting and food-sharing at great risk." Sixty per cent of the tundra habitat of birds like ravens, snow buntings, falcons, loons, sandpipers and terns could be lost in the 2°C warming scenario. Migratory birds will lose vital staging and breeding grounds, affecting biodiversity around the world. So, two degrees? It’s too much!
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Climate Change:Why We Need to Take Action Now

Climate Change:Why We Need to Take Action Now

Date: September 2006
Creator: World Wild Fund Climate Change
Description: Numerous independent analyses indicate that we must limit climate change to less than 2ºC above preindustrial temperatures to avoid dangerous impacts to nature, humans, and the global economy.Average global warming of 2°C will result in dangerous and irreversible effects, which rapidly worsen above 2°C warming.This paper seeks to identify the massive difference between the impacts that will happen at 2 and 3°C.
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Buying Time: A User’s Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems

Buying Time: A User’s Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems

Date: August 2003
Creator: Hansen, L. J.; Biringer J.L. & Hoffman J.R.
Description: This publication is meant for Protected Areas Managers. It gives detailed information about assessing occurring and possible damage from climate change and fending off the damage - buying time for our protected areas while the world works out the only long-term solution - reducing CO2 emissions.
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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Afghanistan

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Afghanistan

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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Conserving Nature - Partnering with People brochure on WWF's work on protected areas

Conserving Nature - Partnering with People brochure on WWF's work on protected areas

Date: August 2003
Creator: Dudley, Nigel; Stolton, Sue & Duncan, Emma
Description: WWF is working harder than ever to establish a global network of ecologically representative and effectively managed land, freshwater, and marine protected areas. With 40 years experience, targeted conservation goals, and projects combining practical field implementation with highlevel policy work in over 100 countries, we are uniquely placed to lead protected area work into the 21st century.
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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Pakistan

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Pakistan

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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The American Way to the Kyoto Protocol: an Economic Analysis to Reduce Carbon Pollution. A Study for World Wildlife Fund

The American Way to the Kyoto Protocol: an Economic Analysis to Reduce Carbon Pollution. A Study for World Wildlife Fund

Date: July 2001
Creator: Bailie, Alison; Bernow, Stephen; Dougherty, William; Lazarus, Michael & Kartha, Sivan
Description: This report presents a study of policies and measures that could dramatically reduce US greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. It examines a broad set of national policies to increase energy efficiency, accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies, and shift energy use to less carbon-intensive fuels. The policies address major areas of energy use in residential and commercial buildings, industrial facilities, transportation, and power generation.
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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews – 2nd Cycle (2001-2009)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews – 2nd Cycle (2001-2009)

Date: 2009
Creator: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Description: This report examines Australia’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 1998 and the extent to which the country is meeting its domestic objectives and international commitments regarding the environment and sustainable development. It also reviews progress in the context of the OECD Environmental Strategy, and compared to the recommendations of the previous OECD review. This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data and lead to recommendations for further environmental and sustainable development progress.
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Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries: Legal Issues and Tools

Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries: Legal Issues and Tools

Date: April 2000
Creator: Davis, Patsy
Description: Increasing awareness of the need for action on global warming has produced a search for ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to sequester carbon to offset such emissions. At the present time, nations around the globe are hotly debating whether to put into force the Kyoto Protocol. To comply with such climate controls, industrialized countries will need to develop systems to control their own domestic emissions. Domestic corporations that emit GHGs will be required to limit their emissions and will also very likely be able to gain credit by investing in climate-beneficial projects in other countries. This paper focuses on the legal issues concerned with carbon offset projects involving forestry in developing countries.
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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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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Mozambique

UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles: Mozambique

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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Senate, No. 2351

Senate, No. 2351

Date: February 2003
Creator: State of New Jersey
Description: An Act establishing a vehicle emissions program.
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United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities

United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities

Date: December 2009
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The newsletter includes updates on projects, performance indicators, impacts and results, and policy and mainstreaming announcements on UNDP's activities around the world in support of climate change adaptation.
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Global Solar UV Index

Global Solar UV Index

Date: 2002
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: The Global Solar UV Index (UVI) described in this document is a simple measure of the UV radiation level at the Earth’s surface and an indicator of the potential for skin damage. It serves as an important vehicle to raise public awareness and to alert people about the need to adopt protective measures when exposed to UV radiation.
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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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