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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: A State of Knowledge Report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: A State of Knowledge Report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Date: 2009
Creator: Karl, Thomas R.; Melillo, Jerry M.; Peterson, Thomas C. & Hassol, Susan Joy
Description: This book is the most comprehensive report to date on the wide range of impacts of climate change in the United States. It is written in plain language to better inform members of the public and policymakers. The report finds that global warming is unequivocal, primarily human-induced, and its impacts are already apparent in transportation, agriculture, health, and water and energy supplies. These impacts are expected to grow with continued climate change - the higher the levels of greenhouse gas emissions, the greater the impacts. The report illustrates how these impacts can be kept to a minimum if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The choices we make now will determine the severity of climate change impacts in the future. This book will help citizens, business leaders, and policymakers at all levels to make informed decisions about responding to climate change and its impacts. Likely to set the policy agenda across the US for the next few years Features examples of actions currently being pursued in various regions to address climate change. Summarizes in one place the current and projected affects of climate change in the United States
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Green Pricing Programs

Green Pricing Programs

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that allow utilities customers to pay a premium price to guarantee that a percentage of their energy comes from renewable sources.
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Greenhouse Gas Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings in South Africa

Greenhouse Gas Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings in South Africa

Date: 2009
Creator: Milford, Rodney
Description: The report concludes that the operation of non-residential and residential building sectors account for around 23% of total emissions. Of this, non-residential sector accounts for around 10% of total emissions and the urban and rural high-medium income residential sectors account for around 8%. In addition, it is estimated that the manufacture of building materials accounts for around 5% of total emissions.
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Mongolia Assessment Report on Climate Change 2009

Mongolia Assessment Report on Climate Change 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: Dagvadorj, D.; Natsagdorj, L.; Dorjpurev, J. & Namkhainyam, B.
Description: This report brings together the findings of climate change research in Mongolia to raise awareness of decision makers and the general public so that they can develop appropriate responses to the challenges and threats. The content of the Report includes the following: (i) Observed changes in climate of Mongolia and its future projections; (ii) Potential impacts of climate change on natural and ecological components (ecosystem shifts and landscape changes, permafrost, glacier and snow cover, water resource, natural disaster, desertification, dust and sand storms), and social and economic sectors (animal husbandry, arable farming/agriculture, and forestry) of Mongolia; (iii) Vulnerability and Adaptation to climate change; (iv) Greenhouse gas monitoring and inventories; (v) Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials and options; and (ii) Climate-friendly technology needs.
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National Cycling Promotion Austrian Masterplan for Cycling and Action Programme klima:aktiv mobil

National Cycling Promotion Austrian Masterplan for Cycling and Action Programme klima:aktiv mobil

Date: 2009
Creator: Thaler, Robert
Description: Cycling is an environmentally friendly, economical beneficial and health promoting means of transport, a quick alternative for short trips, space-saving and above all.
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Natural Allies: Engaging Civil Society in UNEP's Work

Natural Allies: Engaging Civil Society in UNEP's Work

Date: 2009
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication is intended to catalyze social and political change in order to improve resource efficiency and reduce emissions.
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Net Metering Programs

Net Metering Programs

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with net metering schemes to measure a site's electricity generation versus a site's electricity production, with customers only paying for the net electricity consumed.
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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews – 2nd Cycle (2001-2009)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews – 2nd Cycle (2001-2009)

Date: 2009
Creator: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Description: This report examines Australia’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 1998 and the extent to which the country is meeting its domestic objectives and international commitments regarding the environment and sustainable development. It also reviews progress in the context of the OECD Environmental Strategy, and compared to the recommendations of the previous OECD review. This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data and lead to recommendations for further environmental and sustainable development progress.
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Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes

Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes

Date: January 2009
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 Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes. Paleoclimate records play a key role in our understanding of Earth's past and present climate system and in our confidence in predicting future climate changes. Paleoclimate data help to elucidate past and present active mechanisms of climate change by placing the short instrumental record into a longer term context and by permitting models to be tested beyond the limited time that instrumental measurements have been available. Recent observations in the Arctic have identified large ongoing changes and important climate feedback mechanisms that multiply the effects of global-scale climate changes. As discussed in this report, paleoclimate data show that land and sea ice have grown with cooling temperatures and have shrunk with warming ones, amplifying temperature changes while causing and responding to ...
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Policies to Change the World: Energy Sufficiency - Eight Policies towards the Sustainable Use of Energy

Policies to Change the World: Energy Sufficiency - Eight Policies towards the Sustainable Use of Energy

Date: 2009
Creator: Rohde, Anja & Bee, Hilmar
Description: This booklet discusses how energy sufficiency is the best solution for reducing energy consumption and waste. It presents policies for reducing global energy consumption such as energy auditing, phasing out incandescent light bulbs, combined heat/cooling energy and power, carbon-negative cooking, smart metering, area road pricing, and other measures.
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