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Global Technology Project Report

Global Technology Project Report

Date: March 16, 2010
Creator: Great Britain. Office of Climate Change.
Description: This report discusses the financial barriers to making reductions in carbon emissions, as well as policies for dealing with those barriers.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Date: unknown
Creator: Alaska Climate Change Strategy's Mitigation Advisory Group
Description: This report describes potential mitigation measures to include in a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alaska. The report states that each of the measures requires further study.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Date: unknown
Creator: Alaska Climate Change Strategy's Mitigation Advisory Group
Description: This report describes potential mitigation measures to include in a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alaska. The report states that each of the measures requires further study.
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HCR 30 Will Help Alaska Prepare for and Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change

HCR 30 Will Help Alaska Prepare for and Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change

Date: October 2010
Creator: unknown
Description: This document describes Alaska's state bill, HCR 30 which calls for a sub-cabinet on the impacts of climate change.
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Heading for 100 % renewable urban transport: Policy recommendations

Heading for 100 % renewable urban transport: Policy recommendations

Date: unknown
Creator: Gust, Iris & Meusel, Titus
Description: The brochure promotes urban transportation policy to increase the use of renewable energy to 100%. Seen globally, transport is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet fossil fuels are becoming scarce, will become increasingly expensive and will eventually stop being viable as transport fuels. Before this happens, climate change will have begun to have a serious impact on human lives. The authors believe that it is crucial to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy as soon as possible, especially in the transport sector. Making urban transport independent of fossil fuel is a great challenge, but the authors cite growing evidence that it can be achieved.
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Hungary Bicycle Program 2007-2013

Hungary Bicycle Program 2007-2013

Date: August 2010
Creator: unknown
Description: .
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Impact of Climate Change on Life in Africa

Impact of Climate Change on Life in Africa

Date: October 2010
Creator: Paul V. Desanker, Ph.D.
Description: Climate change will have significant impacts on biodiversity and food security in Africa. Therefore, substantial reductions of heat-trapping gas emissions in developed countries and adaptation strategies are crucial. For example, biodiversity must be managed to ensure that ensure that conservation is occurring both inside and outside of parks and reserves, and that adequate habitat is preserved to enable species—plants, animals and humans—to migrate.
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Kew-Eliasch Review Consultation: Report to the Office of Climate Change

Kew-Eliasch Review Consultation: Report to the Office of Climate Change

Date: unknown
Creator: Moat, Justin; Crouch, Charlotte; Milliken, William; Smith, Paul; Hamilton, Martin; Baena, Susana et al.
Description: This paper discusses the research tools used to create baseline data for carbon offset mechanisms. The paper explains vegetation survey methodologies with examples of their application in a variety of contexts. These range from rapid studies using remote sensing imagery, to full multiphase survey methods. The paper gives specific examples of how these methods are used to monitor deforestation and forest regeneration.
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Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972

Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972

Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA), also referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act, generally prohibits transportation of material from the United States for the purpose of ocean dumping; transportation of material from anywhere for the purpose of ocean dumping by U.S. agencies or U.S.-flagged vessels; dumping of material transported from outside the United States into the U.S. territorial sea. A permit is required to deviate from these prohibitions. Under MPRSA, the standard fro permit issuance is whether the dumping will "unreasonably degrade or endanger" human health, welfare, or the marine environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing ocean dumping criteria to be used in evaluating permit applications.
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National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

Date: January 1, 1970
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was one of the first laws ever written that establishes the broad national framework for protecting our environment. NEPA's basic policy is to assure that all branches of government give proper consideration to the environment prior to undertaking any major federal action that significantly affects the environment. NEPA requirements are invoked when airports, buildings, military complexes, highways, parkland purchases, and other federal activities are proposed. Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), which are assessments of the likelihood of impacts from alternative courses of action, are required from all Federal agencies and are the most visible NEPA requirements.
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Prime Minister's Special Representative on Carbon Trading

Prime Minister's Special Representative on Carbon Trading

Date: unknown
Creator: Great Britain. Department of Energy and Climate Change
Description: This document describes the role of a new position in the UK government. The hired official will promote global carbon trading in order to reduce global emissions.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: unknown
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Southeast region of the United States.
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Renewable Energy: Accelerating the Switch

Renewable Energy: Accelerating the Switch

Date: unknown
Creator: World Future Council
Description: Fact sheet on the public policy and decision-support activities of the World Future Council, with the aim of promoting the use of renewable energy.
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Renewable Energy: Sustainable Development in Africa

Renewable Energy: Sustainable Development in Africa

Date: unknown
Creator: World Future Council
Description: Fact sheet on World Future Council's activities in Africa with the goal of promoting the use of renewable energy technologies that promote economic development and quality of life through basic needs and access to education and health care.
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Second National Communication on Climate Change of The People’s Republic of China

Second National Communication on Climate Change of The People’s Republic of China

Date: December 19, 2014
Creator: the People’s Republic of China
Description: The Second National Communication on Climate Change of the People’s Republic of China, is divided into 8 parts with relevant chapters underneath: national circumstances, national GHG inventory, climate change impacts and adaptation, policies and actions for climate change mitigation.
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Toxic Substances Control Act

Toxic Substances Control Act

Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 provides EPA with authority to require reporting, record-keeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures. Certain substances are generally excluded from TSCA, including, among others, food, drugs, cosmetics and pesticides. TSCA addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of specific chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon and lead-based paint.
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U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change Summary and Findings

U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change Summary and Findings

Date: unknown
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure identifies four types of abrupt climate change that would pose major risks to global health, security, and the economy.
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Updating Carbon Density and Opportunity Cost Parameters in Deforesting Regions in the GCOMAP Model

Updating Carbon Density and Opportunity Cost Parameters in Deforesting Regions in the GCOMAP Model

Date: unknown
Creator: Sathaye, Jayant; Chan, Peter; Blum, Helcio; Dale, Larry & Makundi, Willy
Description: This paper explores the economics of carbon density and carbon pricing in forestry and in deforested areas. According to a footnote, this paper was commissioned by the [United Kingdom] Office of Climate Change as background work to its report 'Climate Change: Financing Global Forests' (the Eliasch Review).
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Using Executive Authority to Achieve Greener Buildings: A Guide for Policymakers to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Multifamily Housing and Commercial Buildings

Using Executive Authority to Achieve Greener Buildings: A Guide for Policymakers to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Multifamily Housing and Commercial Buildings

Date: unknown
Creator: Carbonell, Tomas; Fidler, Shelley & Smith, Douglas
Description: This guide helps policy makers understand existing laws regulating the enhancement of energy efficiency in multifamily housing and commercial buildings. The guide includes information on tax credits, financing, building standards.
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Valuing the climate change impacts of tropical deforestation

Valuing the climate change impacts of tropical deforestation

Date: unknown
Creator: Hope, Chris
Description: According to a footnote, this paper was commissioned by the [United Kingdom] Office of Climate Change as background work to its report 'Climate Change: Financing Global Forests' (otherwise known as the Eliasch Review). This paper discusses research valuing the impacts of tropical deforestation, and the effects of deforestation on global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Public Health Service Act

Public Health Service Act

Date: 1974
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to protect the quality of drinking water in the U.S. This law focuses on all waters actually or potentially designed for drinking use, whether from above ground or underground sources. The Act authorizes EPA to establish minimum standards to protect tap water and requires all owners or operators of public water systems to comply with these primary (health-related) standards. The 1996 amendments to SDWA require that EPA consider a detailed risk and cost assessment, and best available peer-reviewed science, when developing these standards. State governments, which can be approved to implement these rules for EPA, also encourage attainment of secondary standards (nuisance-related). Under the Act, EPA also establishes minimum standards for state programs to protect underground sources of drinking water from endangerment by underground injection of fluids.
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Solid Waste Disposal Act

Solid Waste Disposal Act

Date: 1976
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from the "cradle-to-grave." This includes the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA also set forth a framework for the management of non-hazardous solid wastes. The 1986 amendments to RCRA enabled EPA to address environmental problems that could result from underground tanks storing petroleum and other hazardous substances. HSWA - the Federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments - are the 1984 amendments to RCRA that focused on waste minimization and phasing out land disposal of hazardous waste as well as corrective action for releases. Some of the other mandates of this law include increased enforcement authority for EPA, more stringent hazardous waste management standards, and a comprehensive underground storage tank program.
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Nuclear Waste Policy Act

Nuclear Waste Policy Act

Date: January 7, 1983
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) supports the use of deep geologic repositories for the safe storage and/or disposal of radioactive waste. The Act establishes procedures to evaluate and select sites for geologic repositories and for the interaction of state and federal governments. It also provides a timetable of key milestones the federal agencies must meet in carrying out the program. The NWPA assigns the Department of Energy (DOE) the responsibility to site, build, and operate a deep geologic repository for the disposal of high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel. It directs EPA to develop standards for protection of the general environment from offsite releases of radioactive material in repositories. The Act directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to license DOE to operate a repository only if it meets EPA's standards and all other relevant requirements.
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Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution

Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution

Date: May 11, 1984
Creator: Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, P.R. China
Description: This Law is formulated for the purpose of preventing and controlling water pollution, protecting and improving the environment, safeguarding human health, ensuring the effective use of water resources and facilitating the development of socialist modernization.
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