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Public Law of Maine: First Regular Session of the 121st

Public Law of Maine: First Regular Session of the 121st

Date: September 2003
Creator: State of Maine
Description: An Act To Provide Leadership in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change.
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Quebec and Climate Change: A Chllenge for the Future

Quebec and Climate Change: A Chllenge for the Future

Date: January 2008
Creator: Government of Quebec
Description: In June 2006, Québec established its first climate change action plan that set ambitious goals and established the means to achieve them. Entitled QUÉBEC AND CLIMATE CHANGE: A Challenge for the Future, the 2006–2012 Climate Change Action Plan was a major step on the road to a society where sustainable development is at the core of priorities and collective choices. The government is now moving forward by improving the action plan with new measures and additional funding. The revised action plan allows Québec to maintain its position as a North American leader in the fight against climate change.
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Reanalysis and Attribution: Understanding How and Why Recent Climate Has Varied and Changed

Reanalysis and Attribution: Understanding How and Why Recent Climate Has Varied and Changed

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure discusses climate change, and scientific methods of making climate observations.
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Reanalysis of Historical Climate Data for Key Atmospheric Features: Implications for Attribution of Causes of Observed Chan

Reanalysis of Historical Climate Data for Key Atmospheric Features: Implications for Attribution of Causes of Observed Chan

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
Description: This Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product addresses current capabilities to integrate observations of the climate system into a consistent description of past and current conditions through the method of reanalysis. In addition, the Product assesses present capabilities to attribute causes for climate variations and trends over North America during the reanalysis period, which extends from the mid-twentieth century to the present. This Product reviews the strengths and limitations of current atmospheric reanalysis products. It finds that reanalysis data play a crucial role in helping to identify, describe, and understand atmospheric features associated with weather and climate variability, including high-impact events such as major droughts and floods. Reanalysis data play an important role in assessing the ability of climate models to simulate the average climate and its variations. The data also help in identifying deficiencies in representations of physical processes that produce climate model errors.
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Recent Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Recent Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Date: July 2009
Creator: Blasing, T.J.
Description: Gases typically measured in parts per million (ppm), parts per billion (ppb) or parts per trillion (ppt) by volume are presented separately to facilitate comparison of numbers.
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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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Recovery Through Retrofit

Recovery Through Retrofit

Date: 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This report describes recommendations for federal action to address barriers to retrofitting home residences for energy efficiency.
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Reducing damage to trees from construction work.

Reducing damage to trees from construction work.

Date: 1949
Creator: Fowler, Marvin E. (Marvin Edward), 1904-; Gravatt, G. F. & Thompson, A. Robert.
Description: Describes the damage often inflicted upon trees during construction projects, and explains how to plan projects accordingly to avoid these problems.
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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries

Date: June 2010
Creator: International Union for Conservation of Nature
Description: In this position paper, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges Parties to reach an agreement on a REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) mechanism that recognizes that avoiding greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is a necessary component of achieving deep cuts.
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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Washington State Government

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Washington State Government

Date: December 2010
Creator: Adelsman, Hedia & Ekrem, Joanna
Description: This report summarizes the total GHG emission from all state agencies for 2005, 2008, and 2009. It examines actions already taken by agencies to reduce emissions and outlines key next steps for agencies to take to develop emission reduction strategies.
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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
Description: .
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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: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Midwest region of the United States.
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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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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Great Plains region of the United States.
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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: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios for islands of the United States.
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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: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet draws information from the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States report that describes how climate change affects coastal areas in the United States.
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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: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Southwest region of the United States.
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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: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Great Plains region of the United States.
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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: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Great Plains region of the United States.
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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: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet draws highlights for Alaska from the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.
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The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability

Date: November 1997
Creator: Watson, Robert T.; Zinyowera, Marufu C.; Moss, Richard H. & Dokken, David J.
Description: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988 to assess the scientific and technical literature on climate change, the potential impacts of changes in climate, and options for adaption to and mitigation of climate change. Since its inception, the IPCC has produced a series of Assessment Reports, Special Reports, Technical Papers, methodologies and other products which have become standard works of reference, widely used by policymakers, scientists and other experts. This Special Report, which has been produced by Working Group II of the IPCC, builds on the Working Group's contribution to the Second Assessment Report (SAR), and incorporates more recent information made available since mid-1995. It has been prepared in response to a request from the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It addresses an important question posed by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC, namely, the degree to which human conditions and the natural environment are vulnerable to the potential effects of climate change. The report establishes a common base of information regarding the potential costs and benefits of climatic ...
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Regional Initiative on Environment and Health: The Third High-Level Officials’ Meeting Report

Regional Initiative on Environment and Health: The Third High-Level Officials’ Meeting Report

Date: August 2007
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: The Third High-Level Officials Meeting on Environment and Health in Southeast and East Asian countries was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 8 August 2007. The First High-Level Officials Meeting was held in Manila, Philippines in November 2004, where a regional initiative on environment and health was launched, and the Second High-Level Officials Meeting was convened in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2005, where a draft Charter of the Regional Forum on Environment and Health was discussed. This Third Meeting was conducted prior to the First Ministerial Meeting, to review the progress made in national and regional actions since the Second High-Level Meeting, and discuss and endorse the draft Charter and the composition and work plans of the regional Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) on six priorities for submission to the Ministerial Meeting. The agenda and annotated agenda of the meeting are given in Annexes 1 and 2, respectively, and a list of participants is attached as Annex 3.
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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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