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AB 32 Fact Sheet - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

AB 32 Fact Sheet - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

Date: October 2006
Creator: California Air Resources Board
Description: Establishes first-in-the-world comprehensive program of regulatory and market mechanisms to achieve real, quantifiable, cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG).
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Air Pollution Control Act

Air Pollution Control Act

Date: May 30, 2006
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) to control air pollution and protect the environment and human health.
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Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2005

Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2005

Date: January 2006
Creator: Japan. Kankyōsho
Description: The annual report describes the environment of Japan in FY 2004. It includes an overview on efforts to build a Low Carbon Society, as well as the environmental issues and environmental conservation measures led by the Japanese government.
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Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2006

Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2006

Date: May 30, 2006
Creator: Japan. Kankyōsho
Description: The document reports on the state of the environment of Japan in FY 2005. It consists of an overview on population decline and the environment of Japan. It also describes the origins of Japan's environmental problems, citing the example of Minamata disease. In the second part of the report, it summarizes the environmental issues and government environmental conservation measures in Japan, FY 2005.
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Assembly Bill No. 32 CHAPTER 488

Assembly Bill No. 32 CHAPTER 488

Date: September 2006
Creator: Secretary of State
Description: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. This bill would require Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions levels in 1990 to be achieved by 2020. ARB shall adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with this program. AB 32 directs Climate Action Team established by the Governor to coordinate the efforts set forth under Executive Order S-3-05 to continue its role in coordinating overall climate policy.
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Biodiversité: Quelle Recherche Dans 15 Ans?: Enjeux, Chercheurs, Contextes

Biodiversité: Quelle Recherche Dans 15 Ans?: Enjeux, Chercheurs, Contextes

Date: October 2006
Creator: Institut Français de la Biodiversité
Description: Proceedings of a meeting of the French Institute of Biodiversity (IFB), setting a course of research for the next fifteen years. The IFB, composed of government agencies, research organizations, and NGOs, is a scientific interest group promoting scientific research in biodiversity. The IFB is devoted to coordinating research on biodiversity in all natural and social sciences, to promoting biodiversity research at the national, European, and international levels, and to disseminating knowledge and providing educational outreach to the general public.
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Climate Change and Insurance: An Agenda for Action in the United States

Climate Change and Insurance: An Agenda for Action in the United States

Date: October 2006
Creator: Anderson, Miranda; Dobardzic, Saliha & Gardiner, David
Description: This report is the first report of its kind that attempts to overlay a detailed distillation of climate change science with U.S. insurance industry activities around climate change. This report aims to go beyond an investigation of only hurricanes to also address the implications for the U.S. insurance industry of other impacts of climate change including forest fires, floods, and storm surge (although storm surge is not commercially insured, this report describes how government insurance backstops interact intimately with commercial insurance products and with consumer perception of risk). The report finds that U.S. insurers are far ahead of many of their overseas counterparts in assessing current catastrophic (cat) risk through sophisticated cat risk modeling that is based on historical weather events; however, U.S. insurers appear to lag behind their European peers who have begun to conduct studies of climate change and are beginning, though slowly, to incorporate future climate change scenarios into cat risk models, particularly for flooding.
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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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Creating an Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission: Legislative Resolve Number 49

Creating an Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission: Legislative Resolve Number 49

Date: 2006
Creator: Alaska. Legislature
Description: This legislation establishes a commission to assess the impact of climate change on the economy, population, and landscape of Alaska.
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Drinking Water Management Act

Drinking Water Management Act

Date: January 27, 2006
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) to safeguard public health by protecting drinking water resources from pollution by dumping, logging, industry, nuclear waste, ranching, recreation, mineral exploration and extraction, transportation, and other activities.
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Dryland futures: East and Southern Africa-Three Critical Factors

Dryland futures: East and Southern Africa-Three Critical Factors

Date: October 2006
Creator: Drylands Development Centre
Description: The publication looks to the prospect for the East and Southern African drylands in the context of recent history and the changes that have occurred in the realms of policy, economic and social conditions and the environment. It further points out three of the biggest challenges facing East and Southern Africa in the foreseeable future— climate change, land tenure and HIV/AIDS.
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Further Work of the IPCC on Emission Scenarios

Further Work of the IPCC on Emission Scenarios

Date: March 28, 2006
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Description: This report summarizes recommendations for the development and assessment of new emission scenarios for possible use in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
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GEO Year Book 2006: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

GEO Year Book 2006: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

Date: 2006
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication describes major global environmental issues and policy decisions during 2006.
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The Global Carbon Cycle

The Global Carbon Cycle

Date: October 2006
Creator: Global Carbon Project
Description: A brochure explaining the likely dynamics of the carbon-climate-human system with projections for the future, and recommendations for points of intervention and windows of opportunity for human societies to manage this system.
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Global Environmental Change and Human Health: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Global Environmental Change and Human Health: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Date: 2006
Creator: Global Environmental Change and Human Health
Description: It is widely, often intuitively, understood that human societies and the well being and health of their populations depend on the flow of materials, services and cultural enrichment from the natural world. Nevertheless, to date there has been little formal description and study of the relationships between global environmental changes and human health, and of the ways in which social institutions and processes modulate those relationships. For several human-induced global environmental changes, particularly changes to the world's climate system and to the ultraviolet radiation-filtering functions of the stratosphere, there has been a recent increase in research into the main health risks. But for most other global environmental changes little formal research on the risks to human health has been carried out. Indeed, among the practitioners of the various scientific disciplines engaged in studying the processes and impacts of global environmental changes - including environmental sciences, ecology, geography, economics, etc. - there has been relatively little recognition that ecosystem disruptions, species extinctions, degradation of food-producing systems, the perturbation of cycling of elements and nutrients, and the spread of cities pose risks to the well being and health of human populations. This science plan and implementation strategy proposes to address this gap ...
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H.F. No. 3852,  as Introduced - 84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

H.F. No. 3852, as Introduced - 84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

Date: March 2006
Creator: State of Minnesota
Description: A bill for an act relating to energy; prohibiting recovery of certain costs of electric service.
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Initial Science Plan of the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study

Initial Science Plan of the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study

Date: September 25, 2006
Creator: Fu, Congbin & De Vries, Fritz Penning
Description: This Initial Science Plan identifies key environmental changes that affect the people and societies of the regions of Asia affected by monsoons. The plan pinpoints people and environments which are most vulnerable to monsoon damage. The plan ends with a reflection on important scientific issues and lists a number of future actions for the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study.
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New Mexico Climate Change Advisory Group Final Report

New Mexico Climate Change Advisory Group Final Report

Date: December 2006
Creator: New Mexico Climate Change Advisory Group
Description: Recognizing the profound implications that global warming and climate variation could have on the economy, environment and quality of life in the Southwest, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed Executive Order 05-33 on June 5th, 2005, establishing the New Mexico Climate Change Advisory Group. The Governor directed the CCAG to prepare a report that includes a projection of the State's future GHG emissions and policy recommendations for reducing New Mexico's total greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by the year 2012, 10 percent below 2000 levels by 2020 and 75 percent by 2050.
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Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2007

Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2007

Date: November 2006
Creator: U.S. Climate Change Science Program
Description: This Fiscal Year 2007 edition of Our Changing Planet describes a wide range of new and emerging observational capabilities which, combined with the Climate Change Science Program’s analytical work, lead to advances in understanding the underlying processes responsible for climate variability and change. The report highlights progress in exploring the uses and limitations of evolving knowledge to manage risks and opportunities related to climate variability, and documents activities to promote cooperation between the U.S. scientific community and its worldwide counterparts.
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Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme

Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to environmental factors in the Caribbean Sea, and international policies and agreements between Caribbean nations to mitigate and manage common problems.
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Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 3 : Energy, Finance and Climate Change

Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 3 : Energy, Finance and Climate Change

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to energy markets and climate-change mitigation.
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Our Planet, Volume 17, Number 1 : Deserts and Drylands

Our Planet, Volume 17, Number 1 : Deserts and Drylands

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to desertification.
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Outline of the Basic Environment Plan

Outline of the Basic Environment Plan

Date: August 2006
Creator: Japan. Kankyōshō
Description: This is the third Basic Environment Plan of Japan. The theme of the plan is "integrated improvements of the environment, economy, and society." The plan develops long-term goals and will be assessed by quantitative targets and indicators for management. The plan calls for a clear public information campgaign.
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Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Social Network Approaches to Urban and Regional Carbon Management 5-7 April, 2005, Tsukuba, Japan

Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Social Network Approaches to Urban and Regional Carbon Management 5-7 April, 2005, Tsukuba, Japan

Date: January 15, 2006
Creator: Scholz, Stephen; Canan, Penelope & Yamagata, Yoshiki
Description: This proceedings provides possible answer to the question of what social network analysis can contribute to addressing the problem of climate change. In the workshop, social scientists from Japan, the USA, and Europe reported on social network theory, applications and methodology to envision their use for on-the-ground social change regarding carbon management. The earth has always cycled carbon in the atmosphere (mainly as CO2); in the oceans (surface, intermediate waters, deep waters and marine sediments); in terrestrial ecosystems (vegetation, litter and soil); in rivers and estuaries; and in fossil carbon, which is being remobilized by human activities. However, with the rate of fossil fuel burning feeding industrialization, urbanization and transportation and with large scale land clearing, the naturally balanced carbon cycle is in a non-analogous and dangerous state. The participants agreed that current management of the carbon cycle is piecemeal, careless, inconsistent, profligate and shortsighted. Enabled by past and current networks of power, the world has embraced a carbon culture that has spun out of control in the past 100 years. This issue has often been referred to as a problem of scale in the climate change research community (or frames in the social science community). Climate researchers have focused ...
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