Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Date: July 19, 2010
Creator: United States. President (2009- : Obama)
Description: This order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with national security and foreign policy interests. This order also provides for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans that build upon and improve existing Federal, State, tribal, local, and regional decision making and planning processes.
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Aligning National Environmental Policy Act processes with environmental management systems: A Guide for NEPA and EMS Practitioners

Aligning National Environmental Policy Act processes with environmental management systems: A Guide for NEPA and EMS Practitioners

Date: April 2007
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This guidebook for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Management System (EMS) practitioners identifies elements of an EMS that can improve NEPA implementation in order to promote conditions under which humans and nature exist in productive harmony.
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Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies

Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies

Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This document reflects planning efforts by the Executive Office of the President to design federal policy for the use of water resources.
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Green Jobs Training: A Catalog of Training Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Training

Green Jobs Training: A Catalog of Training Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Training

Date: September 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: This catalog provides information on training and certification opportunities for jobs and careers categorized as part of the "green economy." The catalog includes federal and state listings.
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Building Standards for State Buildings

Building Standards for State Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with energy efficiency standards for government buildings.
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The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

Date: 2009
Creator: American Society of Landscape Architects
Description: This guide describes how to develop a site in a way that does the least damage to the ecosystem, and provides maximum ecological benefits, including improved air quality, storm water treatment, and energy efficiency.
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Planting and care of street trees.

Planting and care of street trees.

Date: August 1921
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Description: Describes the importance of shade trees within city limits, including: how to plan the layout of street trees; the various types of trees best suited for city growth; and how to properly maintain city-grown trees.
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Grenelle Environnement

Grenelle Environnement

Date: October 2010
Creator: France. Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de la mer
Description: The new 'Grenelle II' laws are presented in the French Parliament. The Grenelle II (2010) follows the Grenelle I (2007) and a second public consultation round with representatives of large companies. Detailed plans are presented for building, transport and energy sector. Local authorities are asked to play a more important and facilitating role. The new law package contains six pillars and contains the 'outlines' and 'logistics' of the application on regional and local level: - 1. Improving the Energetic Performance of Buildings. Among the measures are : insisting on 'Batiments a Basse Consommation' (BBC, < 50 KW/H/m2 per year) for new buildings and to reduce the consumption of existing buildings by 38% untill 2020. - 2. Creating a change in Transport Use. Among the measures presented are : speeding up the process of public transport infrastructure, insisting local public authorities on offering 'lease-bikes' and car-sharing programs, and subvention of electric and hybrid car development. - 3. Reducing significantly Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions. Measurements foreseen are : Obligation of all enterprises with over 500 employees and municipalities with more than 500.000 inhabitants to calculate CO2 emissions on a yearly bases. -4. Preserving Biodiversity. Pharmaceutical and hospital products will be more ...
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Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage

Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage

Date: 2010
Creator: European Commission
Description: This paper analyze the possible effects of implementing all high end pledges put forward by countries under the Copenhagen Accord. Among other analysis, the report predict that, (if the Copenhagen Accord would be fully implemented), the world could bridge a major part of the required efforts by 2020 in order to keep average global temperature increase below 2ºC. However, the report also argue that most high end targets are conditional on others taking similar action, on a legally binding international agreement or on the need for further international financial or technical support making their degree of implementation uncertain.
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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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