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documents in the library in the category Government

Government intervention in policy vis a vis climate issues is essential to facilitate adoption of new technologies, finance research and development, educate, encourage and advance international cooperation, shape economic parameters and oversee progress. All these activities are essential for climate mitigation.

also in categories coal, economics, fossil fuel, natural gas, petroleum moreless
The entrenched power of the fossil-fuel industry and its political backers isn’t all that stands in the way of taxes on carbon pollution. Outmoded ideas and enduring myths about energy use and taxes are also factors. A list of 8 myths explained. moreless
also in categories coal, economics, fossil fuel, natural gas, petroleum moreless
An interview with James Hansen at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Here, Dr. Hansen speaks in simple, politically astute terms about how best to put a price on carbon. We are already paying a carbon tax, with the lungs, brains, and organs of our citizens, and it is costing us billions. It’s time we face up to consciously pricing fossil fuels so that we can make market based, rational decisions on our energy policy. moreless
also in categories carbon capture, causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, international references, mitigation, models, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Topic 1 summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios. Topic 4 discusses adaptation and mitigation options over the next few decades and their interactions with sustainable development.
Excellent example of the thinking and methodology, but not the most recent data. moreless
also in categories economics, energy, industry, nuclear moreless
As detailed in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama is committed to using every appropriate tool to combat climate change. Nuclear power, which in 2014 generated about 60 percent of carbon-free electricity in the United States, continues to play a major role in efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector. The continued development of new and advanced nuclear technologies along with support for currently operating nuclear power plants is an important component of our clean energy strategy. moreless
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The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels.To do this they must decarbonise the UK economy while ensuring secure and affordable energy supplies. This model enables users to experiment with different energy options and immediately see the results. moreless
also in categories carbon capture, causes, economics, effects, energy, forests, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
James Hansen, et.al. Assessment of impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilise climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts. moreless
also in categories agriculture, economics, energy, forests, international references, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A public database of submitted INDCs. This data can be used to calculate a worldwide mitigation response. These commitments are expected to improve over time. moreless
also in categories agriculture, economics, education and training, effects, international references, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A United Nations overview of climate issues, activities, and science. Gathers and shares information on GHG emissions, national policies and best practices,Launch national strategies and measures for reducing GHGs and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change, including developing financial and technical support to developing countries, Cooperate in preparation for taking mitigation measures and adaptation measures. moreless
also in categories agriculture, causes, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, international references, models, plans and scenarios, sea, technology moreless
The State of the Climate report series is an authoritative annual summary of the global climate. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the report is edited by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The 2015 report is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists from 62 countries, drawing on tens of thousands of measurements of Earth's climate. moreless
also in categories economics, energy, french, industry, mitigation, negotiations, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, wind moreless
Description of the plan adopted into French law in 2015. Can be used as a base to follow the achievements, or limitations of the objectives. moreless
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/571d109b04426270152febe0/t/5824e85e6a49638292ddd1c9/1478813795912/Order MTD.Aiken.pdf
also in categories community, negotiations moreless
Plaintiffs, a diverse group of American children, argue that they have constitutional rights and government has an obligation to protect the climate for future generations. moreless
also in categories community, education and training, international references, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)Since the beginning of the UN’s international climate activities, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of Parties’ progress has been an important activity. For climate change mitigation recommendations to be effective and a useful planning tool, Parties need reliable information on emissions and actions, both at home and worldwide.MRV is a term used to describe all measures which states take to collect data on emissions, mitigation actions and support, to compile this information in reports and inventories, and to subject these to international review or analysis. moreless
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, technology, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
also in categories community, international references, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
The 4th November 2016, the Paris Agreement entered into force. 94 countries have ratified the Agreement. Ratification turns their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Most countries didn’t modify their INDCs. In total, there are now 162 NDCs and INDCs covering 191 countries, who are collectively responsible for more than 99% of global greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
also in categories coal, effects, energy, fossil fuel, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy asking for the names of employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, and associated emails and documents. This document is being scrutinised in an attempt to predict the new government’s climate policy. These questions could serve as the basis for a purge of EPA employees, and casts doubts on virtually all climate mitigation scenarios. moreless
also in categories community, effects, energy, forests, health, mitigation, sea, technology moreless
Data resources related to climate change that can help prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. There is data and resources related to coastal flooding, food resilience, water, ecosystem vulnerability, human health, energy infrastructure, transportation and the Arctic region. Over time, additional data and tools relevant to other climate-related impacts will be added. moreless
also in categories agriculture, causes, community, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, health, industry, mitigation, models, recycling solutions, technology, transportation, video moreless
Frameworks and tools to understand and address climate issues that impact people and their communities. Build resilience to climate impacts, see what others are doing, explore local situations. moreless
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515d9f9e4b04d5c3198b7bb/t/552d37bbe4b07a7dd69fcdbb/1429026747046/An Ecomodernist Manifesto.pdf
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, community, economics, effects, energy, forests, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
A revolutionary reevaluation of environmentalism, with a high reliance on technology to provide human needs while providing environmental space for wilderness and wild things. moreless
also in category economics moreless
A list of Obama era regulations that business lobbyists want to eliminate and strategies to make this acceptable to the public. moreless
also in categories education and training, energy, plans and scenarios moreless
Dismantling this infrastructure — which ranges from databases to satellites to models for climate, air, and water — could imperil the public’s right to know, the United States’ standing as a scientific leader, corporate accountability, and environmental protection. moreless
also in categories economics, energy moreless
Rapid improvements in the competitiveness of renewable energy mean that increases in renewables, together with nuclear and hydro energy, provide around half of the increase inglobal energy out to 2035. Even so, the most likely path sees carbon emissions continuing to increase, indicating the need for further policy action. moreless
also in categories causes, energy, forests, habitation, industry, international references, models, plans and scenarios, video moreless
Wakeup call for climate realism. moreless
also in categories energy, fossil fuel, industry, natural gas, petroleum, technology moreless
Government’s role in the development of hydraulic fracturing in shale moreless

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