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Regional Initiatives

Regional Initiatives

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that participate in regional initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and increase generation of renewable energy.
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Regulations Governing Water Pollution Control Measure Plans and Permit Application Review

Regulations Governing Water Pollution Control Measure Plans and Permit Application Review

Date: October 16, 2006
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Description: This law was passed by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to protect human health and the environment by controlling water pollution.
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Reinventing the City: Three Prerequisites for Greening Urban Infrastructures

Reinventing the City: Three Prerequisites for Greening Urban Infrastructures

Date: March 2010
Creator: WWF International
Description: This report from the WWF discusses how city infrastructure can be modernized to reduce carbon emissions and increase general environmental sustainability.
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Remarks by Administrator O'Keefe at the Earth Observation Summit

Remarks by Administrator O'Keefe at the Earth Observation Summit

Date: July 31, 2003
Creator: O'Keefe, Sean
Description: Remarks by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe at the 2003 Earth Observation Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to promote the development of a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained Earth observation system or systems among governments and the international community to understand and address global environmental and economic challenges, and also to begin a process to develop a conceptual framework and implementation plan for building this integrated Earth observation system. When the space age dawned it was clear that the ability to propel robotic spacecraft and humans beyond the gravity of our home planet would open up untold avenues of exploration and discovery throughout the Solar System and beyond. What was not understood at the time was how comprehensive observations of the Earth system from space would lead to a significant new field of scientific inquiry.
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Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with standards requiring electric utilities to generate a percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources.
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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 Credit Tracking System

Renewable Energy Credit Tracking System

Date: 2008
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that belong to regional programs with standards that require a certain percentage of renewable energy production.
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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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Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Date: 2010
Creator: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
Description: This report describes economic trends in building the capacity of renewable energy in several countries.
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Report of Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation

Report of Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation

Date: June 2007
Creator: Manton, Michael & Ailikun
Description: Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) is an IRS research program over monsoon Asia under START and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). It was established to address questions about the coupled human and environment system in the monsoon Asia region. The vision of MAIRS is to significantly advance understanding of the interactions between the human and natural components of the overall environment in the monsoon Asian region and implications for the global earth system, in order to support strategies for sustainable development. Regional-scale studies of global change provide the knowledge base for undertaking vulnerability analyses, identification of hotspots of risk and studies of environmental degradation which are crucial for the sustainable development. Regions may manifest significantly different environmental dynamics, and changes in regional biophysical, biogeochemical and anthropogenic components may produce considerably different consequences for the earth system at the global scale. Regions are not closed systems and thus the linkages between regional changes and the global earth system are crucial. This specific report focuses on Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation that held in China. Integrated Regional Studies (IRSs) should have relevance for people living in the regions and should provide a sound scientific basis for the sustainable ...
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Report of the 21st Session of the IPCC

Report of the 21st Session of the IPCC

Date: November 2003
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The Chair gave his opening address, outlining the issues faced by the Panel in preparing for the Fourth Assessment Report and highlighted the rigorous efforts undertaken thus far in scoping the structure and contents of the report. The Panel noted that the preparation of an AR4 SYR that would meet the expectations of most delegations would require extensive consultation and the early and full commitment of many of those who would also be involved in the preparation of the individual Working Group (WG) reports. It noted that the AR4 SYR could: Bring together the main messages from the individual WG reports: Synthesise cross-cutting information from the individual WG reports, including the AR4 cross-cutting themes: Provide a top-down perspective for decision makers on issues covered by the AR4: Produce an overview of the key conclusions of AR4 in non-technical and readily translatable language: Re-assess the policy relevant questions addressed in the TAR SYR.
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Report of the 22nd Session of the IPCC

Report of the 22nd Session of the IPCC

Date: November 2004
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The session opened after a lighting of lamp ceremony by H.E. Mr Thiru A. Raja, Minister of Environment and Forests, India and other dignitaries. Following this a number of speakers noted the significance of ensuring that the findings of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) reach the public at large, and the need for AR4 to highlight research in developing countries. UNEP Executive Director highlighted the significance of the work of the IPCC for related policy processes, and commended the increased involvement by women and developing country authors in the AR4. Mr Halldor Thorgeirsson highlighted the importance placed by the UNFCCC on climate monitoring, the ongoing revision of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting guidelines, and good practice guidance on land use, land-use change and forestry.
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Report of the 23rd Session of the IPCC

Report of the 23rd Session of the IPCC

Date: September 2005
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: In the context of this agenda item discussion took place on the management plan for the AR4 SYR. The Panel agreed that further consideration will be given by the Bureau to aspects of arrangements for management of the AR4 SYR, and progress reported to the Panel.
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Report of the 24th Session of the IPCC

Report of the 24th Session of the IPCC

Date: September 2005
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The meeting highlighted recent progress in the work of the IPCC, in particular the completion of the two Special Reports on Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System (SROC), and on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (SRCCS) and the preparations for the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Among other speakers, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Mr Klaus Töpfer addressed the Session on the linkages between science and climate change policy and the increasing need for information from the IPCC. He reaffirmed UNEP's commitment to the IPCC and supported early planning for the period beyond AR4. The Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), also addressed the Panel on the importance of the principles of impartiality, transparency, scientific authority and integrity for the past success of the IPCC, the linkages of WMO programmes and IPCC assessments, and WMO's commitment to the IPCC.
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Report of the 25th Session of the IPCC

Report of the 25th Session of the IPCC

Date: April 2006
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: Among other topics, the panel introduced a proposal for further work on emission scenarios, which was developed based on the recommendations of the Task Group on New Emission Scenarios, established following a decision by the Panel at its 23rd Session. In the plenary debate several countries expressed support for the proposal and some underlined the need to also cover the requirements of impact, adaptation and vulnerability studies, the importance of regional scenarios and developing country involvement in scenario development. Some concern was expressed that integrated scenarios may go beyond the scope of the IPCC. Different views were expressed about the IPCC role in scenario development, including the view that the IPCC should no longer itself commission or direct scenario development. The suggestion was also made to draw on the expertise of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Assessment (TGICA). It was recommended to take a clear decision on the future role of the IPCC and to focus in the further consultations on aspects where urgent decisions were required.
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Report of the 27th Session of the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the 27th Session of the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: November 2007
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The Twenty-Seventh Session focused on the adoption and approval of the draft Synthesis Report of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). as indicated in the agenda, a discussion paper about the future of the IPCC was introduced, among other items that required consideration and decision by the Panel.
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Report of the Eighteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Eighteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: September 2001
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: Different speakers addressed the Panel. Among other issues, the Eighteenth Session of the IPCC decided that its work must continue to maintain its high scientific and technical standards, independence, transparency and geographic balance, to ensure a balanced reporting of viewpoints and to be policy relevant but not policy prescriptive or policy driven.
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Report of the Eighth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Eighth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: November 1992
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The major tasks of the eighth session of the IPCC included deciding on the future IPCC structure, and agreeing on work plans of working Groups and Subgroups. The panel discussed and adopted various draft reports.
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Report of the Eleventh Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Eleventh Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: December 1995
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The panel discussed and adopted various draft reports including the report of the tenth session and the IPCC Synthesis Report. The Panel also accepted contributions of Working Group to its Second Assessment. Among other issues, the Panel considered the budget and assessed the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Program (IPCC NGGIP). Also, special report on Land use Change and Forestry provided
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Report of the Fifteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Fifteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: April 1999
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The Panel discussed and adopted a number of draft reports including the budget. A special report on Land use Change and Forestry provided. The Panel also assessed the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Program (IPCC NGGIP).
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Report of the Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: October 1991
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The Fifth session of the IPCC discussed on the IPCC work program for 1991 and beyond and provided objective analysis of scientific and technical assessment of the issue of climate change. The Panel also approved the report of the fourth session.
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Report of the First Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the First Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: 1989
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The first session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 9 to 11 November 1988. The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
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Report of the Fourteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Fourteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: October 1998
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The Panel considered a number of issues and approved various draft reports. Among other agenda items, the panel assessed the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Program (IPCC NGGIP), and IPCC special report on ,Land use, Land Use Change and Forestry.
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Report of the Fourth Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Fourth Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: August 1990
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The Fourth session of the IPCC highlighted that developed (industrialized) countries are responsible for some 75% of the total emission of carbon dioxide and a clear commitment to stabilize and then reduce greenhouse gas emission is necessary. Also, the Panel emphasized the need for massive expansion of research and development in new energy sources and more efficient resource management procedures. discussed on the IPCC work program for 1991 and beyond and provided objective analysis of scientific and technical assessment of the issue of climate change. The Panel also approved the report of the fourth session.
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