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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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Potential Health Effects of Climatic Change: Report of a WHO Task Group

Potential Health Effects of Climatic Change: Report of a WHO Task Group

Date: 1990
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: This report contains the collective view of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the World Health Organization.
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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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U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan

U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan

Date: September 2006
Creator: The U.S. Climate Change Technology Program
Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) Strategic Plan, which details measures to accelerate the development and reduce the cost of new and advanced technologies that avoid, reduce, or capture and store greenhouse gas emissions. According to the DOE, the CCTP is the technology component of a comprehensive U.S. strategy introduced by President George W. Bush in 2002 to combat climate change that includes measures to slow the growth of greenhouse gas emissions through voluntary, incentive-based, and mandatory partnerships; advance climate change science; spur clean energy technology development and deployment; and promote international collaboration.
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EPA's Denial of the Petitions to Reconsider the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act

EPA's Denial of the Petitions to Reconsider the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act

Date: August 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Description: This document addresses a petition to the U.S. EPA to reconsider findings that could have an economic impact on businesses due to the enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The petitioners questioned the climate science and data, and this denial argues that the petitioners used The document denies the petition on the basis of the petitioners providing inadequate and unscientific arguments.
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Climate Change: Science Compendium 2009

Climate Change: Science Compendium 2009

Date: May 2010
Creator: McMullen, Catherine P. & Jabbour, Jason
Description: This Climate Change Science Compendium, based on the wealth of peer-reviewed research published by researchers and institutions since 2006, has been compiled by UNEP in response to that request. The findings indicate that ever more rapid environmental change is underway with the pace and the scale of climate change accelerating, along with the confidence among researchers in their forecasts. The Compendium will provide important insights into the rapidly developing and fast moving realm of climate science so that the choices made by leaders in Copenhagen in December are informed by the best and the latest research available to the international community.
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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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Regional Forum on Environment and Health Meeting Report

Regional Forum on Environment and Health Meeting Report

Date: March 2009
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
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