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SEI LIBRARY: Climate Change

Climate Change: U.S. Climate Change Strategies/Initiatives

International Climate Efforts: Beyond 2012
Author(s):  The Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The report summarizes the Climate Dialogue at Pocantico, a group of 25 representatives from 15 countries who convened to discuss international global warming efforts post 2012. The report was released in conjunction with the Lugar/Biden Senate resolution, calling for US participation in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Published:  November 2005    Availability:  pdf
Meeting the Climate Challenge: Recommendations of the International Climate Change Taskforce
Author(s):  International Climate Change Taskforce
In this report, the Taskforce outlines potential impacts of climate change and provides recommendations to all nations on how to meet the climate challenge.
Published:  January 2005    Availability:  pdf (2.5 MB)
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President
Author(s):  Resources for the Future
This report encompasses topics ranging from global warming, oil dependency, electricity regulation, brownfields revitalization, and forest management, to environmental health issues, such as water quality, food safety and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
Published:  November 2004    Availability:  website
Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America's Energy Challenges
Author(s):  National Commission on Energy Policy
This report recommends a revenue-neutral package of measures designed to ensure affordable and reliable supplies of energy for the twenty-first century while responding to growing concern about energy security and the risks of global climate change driven by energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Through these recommendations and associated analysis, the Commission seeks to establish a constructive center in the often polarized debate over national energy policy.
Published:  December 2004    Availability:  pdf (2.6 MB)
UK International Priorities: The Energy Strategy
Author(s):  Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK
This document sets out how the UK proposes to meet the international energy challenge over the next five to ten years.
Published:  October 2004    Availability:  pdf (90 KB)
Sustainable Future Framework on Climate Change, Interim Report
Author(s):  Global Environmental Sub-Committee, Industrial Structure Council, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan
The Global Environmental Sub-Committee of the Industrial Structure Council’s Environment Department published an interim report entitled “Perspectives and Actions to Construct a Future Sustainable Framework on Climate Change” in July 2003. In January 2004, this Special Committee was established to present a more concrete approach for a future framework on climate change and held discussions eight times. Now the Interim Report was prepared on the basis of discussions in this Special Committee.
Published:  October 2004    Availability:  pdf (2.8 MB)
Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies
Author(s):  Professors Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow, Princeton University
This study examines how 15 currently available technologies could prevent global emissions of greenhouse gasses from rising for the next five decades.
Published:  August 2004    Availability:  pdf (175 KB)
Climate Change: Observations on the Administration's February 2002 Climate Initiative
Author(s):  John B. Stephenson
Statement of John B. Stephenson, Director of Natural Resources and Environment, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; The General Accounting Office (GAO)
Published:  October 2003    Availability:  pdf (431 KB)
Climate Change Science: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Author(s):  The National Research Council
New report from the National Academies' National Research Council says that the federal government should implement its revised strategic plan for climate change research as soon as possible. The committee that wrote the report said the plan is "much improved," broader in scope, and more ambitious than a previously reviewed draft, but commitments to fund many of the newly proposed activities are lacking.
Published:  February 25, 2003    Availability:  link
Unleashing Innovation: The Right Approach to Global Climate Change
Author(s):  The Business Roundtable
This report identifies near-term opportunities in existing regulatory, tax and trade policies for accelerating the development, commercialization and global dissemination of advanced technology. U.S. regulatory, tax and trade laws make important contributions to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment. It also identifies instances where regulatory policy, tax and trade laws inadvertently have a chilling effect on research, innovation and the global dissemination of advanced technologies, and proposes solutions that will drive more rapid innovation, while improving environmental performance.
Published:  April 2001    Availability:  pdf (253KB)
Implementing Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Final U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Author(s):  National Academy of Sciences
The division on Earth And Life Studies (DELS), the division Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE), and the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) review and make recommendations of the final US Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Published:  2004    Availability:  Link

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