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Climate change 2007 - mitigation of climate change  

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This volume of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and worldwide overview of scientific knowledge related to the mitigation of climate change. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for the sectors: energy supply, transport, buildings, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management. It links sustainable development policies with climate change practices. This volume will again be the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Summary for policymakers; Technical Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Framing issues; 3. Issues related to mitigation in the long term context; 4. Energy supply; 5. Transport and its infrastructure; 6. Residential and commercial buildings; 7. Industry; 8. Agriculture; 9. Forestry; 10. Waste management; 11. Mitigation from a cross sectoral perspective; 12. Sustainable development and mitigation; 13. Policies, instruments and co-operative agreements. 300 figs., 50 tabs., 3 annexes.

Metz, B.; Davidson, O.; Bosch, P.; Dave, R.; Meyer, L. (eds.)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications...  

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Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications of China's 20 % Energy Intensity Reduction Target Speaker(s): Jiang Lin Date: March 13, 2007 - 12:00pm Location:...

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy Speaker(s): Steven R. Schiller Date: December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar HostPoint of Contact:...

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy Speaker(s): Steven R. Schiller Date: December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Diamond Steve will discuss policy options for deploying energy efficiency resources in electricity (non-transportation) end-use markets to meet needed GHG emission reduction levels. This discussion will include listing some barriers inherent to climate policy design, as well as energy markets, that inhibit efficiency investment as an emissions reduction strategy. However, the focus of the talk is on recommendations for effective mechanisms that incorporate end-use electricity energy efficiency into climate change mitigation efforts. In a recent ACEEE paper, Steve and his co-authors,

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Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector | Open Energy  

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Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: tech-action.org/Guidebooks/TNAhandbook_Transport.pdf Cost: Free Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Screenshot References: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector[1] "The options outlined in this guidebook are designed to assist you in the process of developing transport services and facilities in your countries

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Characterizing Uncertainty for Regional Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Decisions  

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This white paper describes the results of new research to develop an uncertainty characterization process to help address the challenges of regional climate change mitigation and adaptation decisions.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Moss, Richard H.; Rice, Jennie S.; Scott, Michael J.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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IDB-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America...  

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Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: IDB-Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name...

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector | Open  

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Publications Website: www.unep.fr/shared/publications/pdf/DTIx1047xPA-ClimateChange.pdf Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Screenshot References: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector[1] Summary "This document forms part of the " UNEP Manuals on Sustainable Tourism" and the UNWTO sustainable tourism policy guidebooks publication series, aiming to provide guidance to tourism stakeholders to integrate

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Sustainable biochar to mitigate global climate change  

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Production of biochar (the carbon-rich solid formed by pyrolysis of biomass), in combination with its storage in soils, has been suggested as a means to abate anthropogenic climate change, while simultaneously increasing crop yields. The climate mitigation potential stems primarily from the highly recalcitrant nature of biochar, which slows the rate at which photosynthetically fixed carbon is returned to the atmosphere. Significant uncertainties exist, however, regarding the impact, capacity, and sustainability of biochar for carbon capture and storage when scaled to the global level. Previous estimates, based on simple assumptions, vary widely. Here we show that, subject to strict environmental and modest economic constraints on biomass procurement and biochar production methods, annual net emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O could be reduced by 1.1 - 1.9 Pg CO2-C equivalent (CO2-Ce)/yr (7 - 13% of current anthropogenic CO2-Ce emissions; 1Pg = 1 Gt). Over one century, cumulative net emissions of these gases could be reduced by 72-140 Pg CO2-Ce. The lower end of this range uses currently untapped residues and wastes; the upper end requires substantial alteration to global biomass management, but would not endanger food security, habitat or soil conservation. Half the avoided emissions are due to the net C sequestered as biochar, one-quarter to replacement of fossil-fuel energy by pyrolysis energy, and one-quarter to avoided emissions of CH4 and N2O. The total mitigation potential is 18-30% greater than if the same biomass were combusted to produce energy. Despite limited data for the decomposition rate of biochar in soils and the effects of biochar additions on soil greenhouse-gas fluxes, sensitivity within realistic ranges of these parameters is small, resulting in an uncertainty of ±8% (±1 s.d.) in our estimates. Achieving these mitigation results requires, however, that biochar production be performed using only low-emissions technologies and feedstocks obtained sustainably, with minimal carbon debt incurred from land-use change.

Woolf, Dominic; Amonette, James E.; Street-Perrott, F. A.; Lehmann, Johannes C.; Joseph, Stephen

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin  

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Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Dominican Republic Caribbean References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project | Open Energy  

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Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Agency/Company /Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.fao.org/climatechan Program Start 2010 References Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project[1] "The main goal of this project is to support efforts to mitigate climate change through agriculture in developing countries and move towards carbon friendly agricultural practices. The aim of the project is to help realise the substantial mitigation potential of agriculture, especially that of smallholders in developing countries. If the right changes are implemented in production systems,

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Event:CCCCC and SPREP-Climate Change Mitigation | Open Energy...  

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Calendar.png CCCCC and SPREP-Climate Change Mitigation: 1:30pm- on 20111130 CCCCC and SPREP-Climate Change Mitigation Event Details Name CCCCC and SPREP-Climate Change Mitigation...

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Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in  

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Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Innovations and Technology Diffusion Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Innovations and Technology Diffusion Agency/Company /Organization: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture, Biomass Topics: Adaptation, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications Website: ictsd.org/downloads/2010/06/agricultural-technologies-for-climate-chan Language: English Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Innovations and Technology Diffusion Screenshot

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JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits...  

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JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to...

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Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture...  

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Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Change Mitigation Through...

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Global climate change: Implications, challenges and mitigation measures  

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The present volume discusses topics in the fields of natural climatic fluctuations, the greenhouse effect, climate modeling, the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change, climate-change effect mitigation and adaptation strategies, and domestic (US) and international perspectives on regulation of climate-affecting activities. Attention is given to past climates as a guide to the future, the certainty of contemporary global warming, the physics of the greenhouse effect, the global carbon cycle, general circulation model studies of global warming, the implications of sea-level rise, forests' role in global climate change, the ecological effects of rapid climate change, predicted effects of climate change on agriculture, the impact of global warming on human health, energy supply technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.N.'s 1992 Earth Summit Conference.

Majumdar, S.K.; Kalkstein, L.S.; Yarnal, B.M.; Miller, E.W.; Rosenfeld, L.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation | Open Energy Information  

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Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unece.org/energy/se/pdfs/gee21/gee21_pub/GEE21_GlobalClimateChange UN Region: "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation-conceptual  

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Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation-conceptual Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation-conceptual issues and lessons learned in studies in developing countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation-conceptual issues and lessons learned in studies in developing countries Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Sector: Climate, Energy, Land, Water Topics: Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, - Energy Security, - Health Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Lessons learned/best practices, Publications Website: ies.lbl.gov/iespubs/2halsaes.pdf Country: India, China, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Senegal Cost: Free Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, South America, Southern Asia, Western Africa

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Relative outcomes of climate change mitigation related to global  

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Relative outcomes of climate change mitigation related to global Relative outcomes of climate change mitigation related to global temperature versus sea-level rise Submitted by mkaczmar on February 8, 2013 - 15:19 Authors: Gerald A. Meehl, Aixue Hu, Claudia Tebaldi, Julie M. Arblaster, Warren M. Washington, Haiyan Teng, Benjamin M. Sanderson, Toby Ault, Warren G. Strand & James B. White III There is a common perception that, if human societies make the significant adjustments necessary to substantively cut emissions of greenhouse gases, global temperature increases could be stabilized, and the most dangerous consequences of climate change could be avoided. Here we show results from global coupled climate model simulations with the new representative concentration pathway mitigation scenarios to 2300 to illustrate that, with

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Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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mitigate 21 MtCO 2 . Cogeneration (also called Combined Heatefficiencies. Industrial cogeneration is an important partpotential for industrial cogeneration is estimated at almost

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning for mitigating climate change risk to metropolitan areas (USA)  

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In the last couple of decades, there has been increasing evidence of changes in global climate. With urban areas identified as the primary contributors to the climate change, there is an impetus for initiatives to persuade major contributors of greenhouse gases to undertake policy measures for climate change mitigation. The support for such initiatives at the international level has been mixed with many nations, including the United States, not accepting the Kyoto protocol. In view of the evident disagreement at the international level, initiatives promoting local communities to adopt self regulating policies for climate change mitigation have gained importance. One such initiative is the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) supported by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. This research explores the differences in the socio-economic and civic characteristics of metropolitan areas in the contiguous United States that have committed to CCP (as a policy measure for climate change mitigation) to those that have not. The data in this study has been primarily collected from the census documents and government publications. The indicators are grouped into risk, stress and civic variables. The differences amongst the metropolitan areas with CCP committed jurisdictions and those with non-committed jurisdictions have been analyzed through statistical t-tests and use of geographical information system (GIS). The research reveals that metropolitan areas with a higher degree of risk are more likely to commit to climate change mitigation policies whereas those with higher stress index are less likely to commit. The metropolitan areas with higher civic index were also found more likely to commit to policy measures for climate change mitigation. The results of the study are significant as they reveal that communities that are at risk are not necessarily adding to the climate stress and those contributing the most to the climatic stress are not committed to climate change mitigation. The results of the study support the need to discontinue the closed box approach and instead adopt an approach with vertical integration. Cooperation and coordination amongst the hierarchical aggregate levels of communities, from a place to a region, are imperative for effective implementation of climate mitigation initiatives.

Grover, Himanshu

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New  

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Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Growth Engines Jump to: navigation, search Name Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Growth Engines Agency/Company /Organization Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Topics Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Publications, Guide/manual Website http://www.oecd.org/officialdo Country South Korea UN Region Eastern Asia References Korea's Green Growth Strategy[1] Overview "Korea's greenhouse gas emissions almost doubled between 1990 and 2005, the highest growth rate in the OECD area. Korea recently set a target of reducing emissions by 30% by 2020 relative to a "business as usual"

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Climate change mitigation through forestry measures: potentials, options, practice  

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is the FC doing? ­ Woodland carbon code and assessment protocols (3 slides) · Conclusions (2 slides). #12 2010 Climate change mitigation and forestry measures Global carbon balance c. 2000 Burning fossil fuels 23.1 GtCO2 yr-1 Land-use change (including deforestation) 5.9 GtCO2 yr -1 Vegetation growth 11.0 Gt

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Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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Industry contributes directly and indirectly (through consumed electricity) about 37% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, of which over 80% is from energy use. Total energy-related emissions, which were 9.9 GtCO2 in 2004, have grown by 65% since 1971. Even so, industry has almost continuously improved its energy efficiency over the past decades. In the near future, energy efficiency is potentially the most important and cost-effective means for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from industry. This paper discusses the potential contribution of industrial energy efficiency technologies and policies to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions to 2030.

Worrell, Ernst; Bernstein, Lenny; Roy, Joyashree; Price, Lynn; de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Harnisch, Jochen

2009-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Global climate change and the mitigation challenge  

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Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), have led to increasing atmospheric concentrations, very likely the primary cause of the 0.8{sup o}C warming the Earth has experienced since the Industrial Revolution. With industrial activity and population expected to increase for the rest of the century, large increases in greenhouse gas emissions are projected, with substantial global additional warming predicted. This paper examines forces driving CO{sub 2} emissions, a concise sector-by-sector summary of mitigation options, and research and development (R&D) priorities. To constrain warming to below approximately 2.5{sup o}C in 2100, the recent annual 3% CO{sub 2} emission growth rate needs to transform rapidly to an annual decrease rate of from 1 to 3% for decades. Furthermore, the current generation of energy generation and end-use technologies are capable of achieving less than half of the emission reduction needed for such a major mitigation program. New technologies will have to be developed and deployed at a rapid rate, especially for the key power generation and transportation sectors. Current energy technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) programs fall far short of what is required. 20 refs., 18 figs., 4 tabs.

Frank Princiotta [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States). Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications of  

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Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications of Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications of China's 20 % Energy Intensity Reduction Target Speaker(s): Jiang Lin Date: March 13, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 China's rapid economic growth in the last few years has spurred a construction boom for power plants on an unprecedented scale. In 2006 alone, 102 GW of generating capacity was brought online, 90 GW of which are from coal-fired power plants. Further, energy has grown faster than GDP since 2001, reversing a two-decade trend of declining energy intensity from 19080 to 2000. The ramifications of this reversal are far-reaching for global energy market and environment. China has since set an ambitious target of reducing its energy intensity by 20% by the year 2010, with a first-year goal of 4% reduction for 2006. This presentation will discuss

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JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Japan International Cooperation Agency Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment Website: www.jica.go.jp/english/index.html JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Screenshot References: JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change[1] References ↑ "JICA's Assistance for Mitigation to Climate Change - The

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Modeling Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Technologies on Power Grids  

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This paper describes a modeling approach that simulate the impacts of different climate change mitigation technologies on power grids for power system planning purposes. Because the historical data is less credible when new technologies are being deployed to the system, it is then critical to model them to address their impacts. This paper illustrated how to integrate modeling results obtained from different modeling tools to give a reasonable forecast of the future. Building simulation tools, distribution power grid modeling tools, and power system planning tools are used to model and aggregate the impacts from the end-use to the system level. Electricity generation, production cost, emission, and transmission congestions are used to quantify the influence of different mitigation technologies. Modeling results have shown that the cross-discipline modeling approach provided the modeler with the necessary time resolution and input details to address the variables that influence the modeling results. Different modeling issues are also addressed in the paper.

Nguyen, Tony B.; Lu, Ning; Jin, Chunlian

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and  

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Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors Agency/Company /Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.iisd.org/pdf/2009/climate_change_mitigation_land_use.pdf References: Climate Change Mitigation Through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors[1] Overview "This paper reviews the status of the post-2012 negotiations on climate change mitigation through land-use measures in the agriculture and forestry

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Role of Biochar in Mitigation of Climate Change  

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By virtue of the large fraction of the terrestrial carbon (C) cycle controlled by human activities, agroecosystems are both sources and sinks for greenhouse gases. Their potential role in mitigation of climate change thus depends on a dual strategy of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions while increasing sinks so that the net impact on climate warming is less than at present. Emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide arise from various agricultural activities, ranging from land clearing to ploughing, fertilization, and animal husbandry. Reductions in these emissions can be achieved by decreasing the heterotrophic conversion of organic C to carbon dioxide, and by better management of agricultural waste streams to minimize release of methane and nitrous oxide. Current sinks include C stored in standing biomass and soil organic matter, and the oxidation of atmospheric methane by soil bacteria. These sinks can be enhanced by increasing net primary productivity, thereby actively withdrawing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and by promoting more oxidation of methane by soils. Judicious biochar management may contribute to both strategies, reductions of emissions by agriculture and active withdrawal of atmospheric carbon dioxide, as part of a comprehensive scheme in agricultural and forestry watersheds. Biochar is a carbon-rich organic material generated by heating biomass in the absence, or under a limited supply, of oxygen. This so-called charring or pyrolysis process has been used to produce charcoal as a source of fuel for millennia. Recently, interest has grown in understanding the potential of this process to improve soil health by adding biochar as an amendment to soil, to manage agricultural and forestry wastes, to generate energy, to decrease net emissions of nitrous oxide and methane, and to store carbon (C). The main incentive of biochar systems for mitigation of climate change is to increase the stability of organic matter or biomass. This stability is achieved by the conversion of fresh organic materials, which mineralize comparatively quickly, into biochar, which mineralizes much more slowly. The difference between the mineralization of uncharred and charred material results in a greater amount of carbon storage in soils and a lower amount of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere. The principle of creating and managing biochar systems may address multiple environmental constraints. Biochar may help not only in mitigating climate change, but also fulfill a role in management of agricultural and forestry wastes, enhancement of soil sustainability, and generation of energy. Pyrolysis is a comparatively low-technology intervention. Deployment on a global scale, however, must be done carefully if the full mitigation potential is to be reached. Critical aspects of a successful implementation are that: 1) the biochar is sufficiently stable to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere for an appropriate length of time. 2) the storage of carbon as biochar in soil is not offset by greenhouse gas emissions along the value chain of the system, such as mineralization of soil carbon or emissions of other greenhouse gases (e.g., methane and nitrous oxide). 3) net emission reductions are achieved for the entire life cycle of the system including indirect land use. 4) the biochar product does not cause unwanted side effects in soil. 5) the handling and production of biochar are in compliance with health and safety standards and do not pose hurdles to implementation. and 6) the biochar system is financially viable. This chapter discusses these issues in separate sections, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes a road map to fully evaluate an environmentally and socially safe exploration of the biochar potential to mitigate climate change if adopted widely around the world.

Lehmann, Johannes C.; Amonette, James E.; Roberts, Kelli G.

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of China in Mitigating Climate Change  

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We explore short- and long-term implications of several energy scenarios of China’s role in efforts to mitigate global climate risk. The focus is on the impacts on China’s energy system and GDP growth, and on global climate ...

Paltsev, S.

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Transcending the Adaptation/Mitigation Climate Change Science Policy Debate: Unmasking Assumptions about Adaptation and Resilience  

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The two principal policy approaches to global climate change include mitigation and adaption. In recent years, the interest in adaptation and “resilience” has increased significantly in part because anthropogenic climate change appears unavoidable ...

Tori L. Jennings

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the  

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Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Uruguay South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the  

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Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Chile South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and  

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Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Argentina UN Region South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the  

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Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Colombia South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Climate change mitigation and co-benefits of feasible transport demand policies in Beijing  

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Climate change mitigation and co-benefits of feasible transport demand policies in Beijing Felix Creutzig a,*, Dongquan He b a Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, USA b Energy i n f o Keywords: Climate change mitigation Transport demand management External costs Urban

Kammen, Daniel M.

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The Role of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Policies for Climate Change Mitigation  

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The Role of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Policies for Climate Change Mitigation Matthias Working Paper No. 3834 The Role of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Policies for Climate Change Mitigation Abstract This paper takes the `policy failure' in establishing a global carbon price for efficient

Calov, Reinhard

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America's Bottom-Up Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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American policy con?ict in the greenhouse: divergent trends in federal, regional, state, and local green energy and climate change policy.

Lutsey, Nicholas P.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of surface seepage on the effectiveness of geologic storage of carbon dioxide as a climate change mitigation strategy  

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carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) will become an important climate change mitigation strategy will depend on a number of factors,

Hepple, Robert P.; Benson, Sally M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Asia in Mitigating Climate Change: Results from the Asia Modeling Exercise  

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In 2010, Asia accounted for 60% of global population, 39% of Gross World Product, 44% of global energy consumption and nearly half of the world’s energy system CO2 emissions. Thus, Asia is an important region to consider in any discussion of climate change or climate change mitigation. This paper explores the role of Asia in mitigating climate change, by comparing the results of 23 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. We focus our analysis on seven key areas: base year data, future energy use and emissions absent climate policy, the effect of urban and rural development on future energy use and emissions, the role of technology in emissions mitigation, regional emissions mitigation, and national climate policies

Calvin, Katherine V.; Clarke, Leon E.; Krey, Volker; Blanford, Geoffrey J.; Jiang, Kejun; Kainuma, M.; Kriegler, Elmar; Luderer, Gunnar; Shukla, Priyadarshi R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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America's Bottom-Up Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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domestic ‘‘push’’. Energy Policy 35, 1282–1291. Bergerson,and climate change policy. Energy Policy California, 2006.N. Lutsey, D. Sperling / Energy Policy 36 (2008) 673–685 US

Lutsey, Nicholas P.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change mitigation and adaptation in strategic environmental assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Countries are implementing CO{sub 2} emission reduction targets in order to meet a globally agreed global warming limit of +2 Degree-Sign C. However, it was hypothesised that these national reduction targets are not translated to regional or state level planning, and are not considered through Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in order to meet emission reduction obligations falling on the transport, energy, housing, agriculture, and forestry sectors. SEAs of land use plans in the German state of Saxony, and the English region of the East of England were examined for their consideration of climate change impacts based on a set of criteria drawn from the literature. It was found that SEAs in both cases failed to consider climate change impacts at scales larger than the boundary of the spatial plan, and that CO{sub 2} reduction targets were not considered. This suggests a need for more clarity in the legal obligations for climate change consideration within the text of the SEA Directive, a requirement for monitoring of carbon emissions, a need for methodological guidance to devolve global climate change targets down to regional and local levels, and a need for guidance on properly implementing climate change protection in SEA. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) of 12 land use plans from Germany and England have been examined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SEA failed to consider climate change impacts at scales larger than the boundary of the land use plans. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SEA should be an important instrument for climate protection. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Concrete steps for climate protection mainstreaming into SEA at the European Union and national levels have been suggested.

Wende, Wolfgang, E-mail: W.Wende@ioer.de [Head of Research Area on Landscape Change and Management, Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Weberplatz 1, D-01217 Dresden (Germany); Bond, Alan, E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [InteREAM, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Bobylev, Nikolai, E-mail: nikolaibobylev@gmail.com [School of Innovation Science, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, 195251, Politechnicheskaya, 29, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); St. Petersburg Research Centre for Ecological Safety of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 197110, Korpusnaya, 18, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Stratmann, Lars, E-mail: l.stratmann@ioer.de [Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Weberplatz 1, D-01217 Dresden (Germany)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Mitigation in the Energy and Forestry Sectors...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

studies also suggest that this would increase significantly the worldwide demand for natural gas and renewable technologies. Country studies show that the aggregate mitigation...

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Climate Change Mitigation: An Analysis of Advanced Technology Scenarios  

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This report documents a scenario analysis that explores three advanced technology pathways toward climate stabilization using the MiniCAM model.

Clarke, Leon E.; Wise, Marshall A.; Placet, Marylynn; Izaurralde, R Cesar; Lurz, Joshua P.; Kim, Son H.; Smith, Steven J.; Thomson, Allison M.

2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of US agricultural and forest activities in global climate change mitigation  

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In 2005 the highest global surface temperature ever was recorded. A virtual consensus exists today among scientists that global warming is underway and that human greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a significant cause. Possible mitigation of climate change through reduction of net GHG emissions has become a worldwide concern. Under the United Nation’s Framework convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol was formed in 1997 and required ratifying countries to co-operate in stabilizing atmospheric GHG concentrations. The protocol took effect on February 16, 2005. The mitigation cost for reducing GHG emissions for the US economy has been argued to be high particularly through the energy sector. Agriculture and Forestry (AF) can provide some low cost strategies to help with this mitigation principally through carbon sequestration but must be competitive with mitigation costs in the rest of the economy. A general equilibrium approach is used herein to evaluate the role of AF mitigation in an economy wide setting. The results show that the AF sectors have significant mitigation potential. Higher carbon prices lead to more sequestration, less emissions, reduced consumer and total welfare, improved environmental indicators and increased producer welfare. AF mitigation increases as the carbon price increase over time. In the earlier periods, while the carbon price is low, AF emissions and sink are quite small compared to the energy sector. As carbon prices increase over time, the AF sectors mitigate about 25% of the net emissions. This verifies McCarl et al's (2001) argument that the AF sectors “may be very important in a world that requires time and technological investment to develop low-cost greenhouse gas emission offsets.” AF GHG emission mitigation is sensitive to saturation of sequestration sinks. This research finds that ignoring saturation characteristics leads to a severe overestimate of mitigation potential with estimates being inflated by as much as a factor of 6.

Zhu, En

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative energy balances for Bulgaria to mitigate climate change  

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Alternative energy balances aimed to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are developed as alternatives to the baseline energy balance. The section of mitigation options is based on the results of the GHG emission inventory for the 1987-1992 period. The energy sector is the main contributor to the total CO{sub 2} emissions of Bulgaria. Stationary combustion for heat and electricity production as well as direct end-use combustion amounts to 80% of the total emissions. The parts of the energy network that could have the biggest influence on GHG emission reduction are identified. The potential effects of the following mitigation measures are discussed: rehabilitation of the combustion facilities currently in operation; repowering to natural gas; reduction of losses in thermal and electrical transmission and distribution networks; penetration of new combustion technologies; tariff structure improvement; renewable sources for electricity and heat production; waste-heat utilization; and supply of households with natural gas to substitute for electricity in space heating and cooking. The total available and the achievable potentials are estimated and the implementation barriers are discussed. 3 refs.

Christov, C. [ENERGOPROEKT, Sofia (Bulgaria)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Cycle Uncertainty Increases Climate Change Risks and Mitigation Challenges PAUL A. T. HIGGINS  

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Carbon Cycle Uncertainty Increases Climate Change Risks and Mitigation Challenges PAUL A. T about the carbon cycle: 1) that elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations will enhance terrestrial carbon that carbon cycle uncertainty is considerably larger than currently recognized and that plausible carbon cycle

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Carbon capture technology: future fossil fuel use and mitigating climate change  

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Carbon capture technology: future fossil fuel use and mitigating climate change DR N FloRiN aND DR P FeNNell executive summary What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) refers to the set of technologies devel- oped to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) gas from the exhausts

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Kiel Policy Brief Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Option for Mitigating Climate Change?  

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The world is very likely to experience a range of adverse climate change impacts in the coming decades and ocean iron fertilization is discussed as one measure to contribute to the mitigation of these impacts. Ocean iron fertilization aims at stimulating phytoplankton growth in certain parts of the ocean, thus enhancing oceanic CO2 uptake and reducing atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Christine Bertram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy for heat and electricity: the potential for mitigating climate change  

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Solar energy for heat and electricity: the potential for mitigating climate change Dr N.J. EkiNs-DaukEs Executive summary Why are we interested in using solar energy? Sunlight provides the energy source. In developing countries, solar technologies are already in use to enhance the standard of living

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Three Essays on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Agriculture  

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This dissertation investigates three economic aspects of the climate change issue: optimal allocation of investment between adaptation and mitigation, impacts on a ground water dependent regional agricultural economy and effects on global food insecurity. This is done in three essays by applying mathematical programming. In the first essay, a modeling study is done on optimal temporal investment between climate change adaptation and mitigation considering their relative contributions to damage reduction and diversion of funds from consumption and other investments. To conduct this research, we extend the widely used Integrated Assessment Model?DICE (Dynamic Integrated Climate Economy) adding improved adaptation modeling. The model results suggest that the joint implementation of adaptation and mitigation is welfare improving with a greater immediate role for adaptation. In the second essay, the research focuses on the ground water dependent agricultural economy in the Texas High Plains Region. A regionally detailed dynamic land allocation model is developed and applied for studying interrelationships between limited natural resources (e.g. land and groundwater), climate change, bioenergy demands and agricultural production. We find out that the effect varies regionally across hydrologically heterogeneous regions. Also, water availability has a substantial impact on feedstock mix. In terms of biofuel feedstock production, the model results show that limited water resource cannot sustain expanded corn-based ethanol production in the future. In the third essay, a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model is applied in an attempt to study potential impacts of climate change on global food insecurity. Our results show that climate change alters the number of food insecure people in a regionally different fashion over time. In general, the largest increase of additional food insecure population relative to the reference case (no climate change) is found in Africa and South Asia, while most of developed countries will benefit from climate change with a reduced proportion of food insecure population. In general, climate change affects world agricultural production and food security. Integrated adaptation and mitigation strategy is more effective in reducing climate change damages. However, there are synergies/trade-offs between these two options, particularly in regions with limited natural resources.

Wang, Wei Wei

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation...  

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changes are needed to encourage the innovation and diffusion of these practices and technologies to developing countries? We focus on developing countries in general with...

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Global Climate Change and the Transportation Sector: An Update on Issues and Mitigation Options  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

It is clear from numerous energy/economic modeling exercises that addressing the challenges posed by global climate change will eventually require the active participation of all industrial sectors and all consumers on the planet. Yet, these and similar modeling exercises indicate that large stationary CO2 point sources (e.g., refineries and fossil-fired electric power plants) are often the first targets considered for serious CO2 emissions mitigation. Without participation of all sectors of the global economy, however, the challenges of climate change mitigation will not be met. Because of its operating characteristics, price structure, dependence on virtually one energy source (oil), enormous installed infrastructure, and limited technology alternatives, at least in the near-term, the transportation sector will likely represent a particularly difficult challenge for CO2 emissions mitigation. Our research shows that climate change induced price signals (i.e., putting a price on carbon that is emitted to the atmosphere) are in the near term insufficient to drive fundamental shifts in demand for energy services or to transform the way these services are provided in the transportation sector. We believe that a technological revolution will be necessary to accomplish the significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. This paper presents an update of ongoing research into a variety of technological options that exist for decarbonizing the transportation sector and the various tradeoffs among them.

Geffen, CA; Dooley, JJ; Kim, SH

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Three Essays on U.S. Agriculture under Climate Change: Active Engagement in Mitigation and Adaptation  

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This dissertation investigates: (1) the implications of including high-yielding energy sorghum under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) program; (2) the effects of RFS2 with and without projected climate change scenarios on U.S. agriculture; (3) the spatial distribution of cattle breeders in Texas to quantify how climate factors influence cattle breed selection. In the RFS2 energy sorghum work, the ability of the agriculture sector to meet the fuel requirements of RFS2 is examined with and without energy sorghum being a possibility using an agricultural sector model. The results show that energy sorghum would be a valuable contributor that would be used as a feedstock producing over 13 billion gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol. Without the presence of energy sorghum it is found that switchgrass serves as the major cellulosic ethanol feedstock. Findings also indicate that the presence of high-yielding energy sorghum does relax commodity prices and export reductions except for grain sorghum as energy sorghum competes with grain sorghum production. In addition, the results show that the introduction of energy sorghum has minimal effects on GHG mitigation potential in the agricultural sector. In the RFS2 and climate change research, the analysis shows that climate change eases the burden of meeting the RFS2 mandates increasing consumer welfare while decreasing producer welfare. The results also show that climate change encourages a more diversified use of biofuel feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production, in particular crop residues. In the cattle breed research, summer heat stress is found to be a significant factor for breed selection: positive for Bos indicus and negative for Bos taurus and composite breeds. The estimation results also indicate a price-driven trade-off between Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds.

Zhang, Yuquan

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nuclear Renaissance: The Role of Nuclear Power in Mitigating Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U. N. Framework Convention on Climate Change calls for the stabilization of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at double the preindustrial atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. To achieve this goal, carbon emissions in 2050 must not exceed their current level, despite predictions of a dramatic increase in global electricity demand. The need to reduce GHG emissions and simultaneously provide for additional electricity demand has led to a renewed interest in the expansion of alternatives to fossil fuels--particularly renewable energy and nuclear power. As renewable energy sources are often constrained by the intermittency of natural energy forms, scale-ability concerns, cost and environmental barriers, many governments and even prominent environmentalist turn to nuclear energy as a source of clean, reliable base-load electricity. Described by some as a ''nuclear renaissance'', this trend of embracing nuclear power as a tool to mitigate climate change will dramatically influence the feasibility of emerging nuclear programs around the world.

Winslow, Anne [Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA and MonAme Scientific Research Center, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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iRESM INITIATIVE UNDERSTANDING DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION --US Midwest Region—  

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The impacts of climate change are already affecting human and environmental systems worldwide, yet many uncertainties persist in the prediction of future climate changes and impacts due to limitations in scientific understanding of relevant causal factors. In particular, there is mounting urgency to efforts to improve models of human and environmental systems at the regional scale, and to integrate climate, ecosystem and energy-economic models to support policy, investment, and risk management decisions related to climate change mitigation (i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (i.e., responding to climate change impacts). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a modeling framework, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), to address regional human-environmental system interactions in response to climate change and the uncertainties therein. The framework will consist of a suite of integrated models representing regional climate change, regional climate policy, and the regional economy, with a focus on simulating the mitigation and adaptation decisions made over time in the energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors.

Rice, Jennie S.; Runci, Paul J.; Moss, Richard H.; Anderson, Kate L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The potential for a nuclear renaissance : the development of nuclear power under climate change mitigation policies  

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Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are very likely to have already changed the Earth's climate, and will continue to change it for centuries if no action is taken. Nuclear power, a nearly carbon-free source of ...

Osouf, Nicolas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prioritizing Climate Change Mitigation Alternatives: Comparing Transportation Technologies to Options in Other Sectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Policies and Programs Update. American Council for an Energy-American policy conflict in the greenhouse: Divergent trends in federal, regional, state, and local green energy and climate change policy.

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CO2 capture, reuse, and sequestration technologies for mitigating global climate change  

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Fossil fuels currently supply over 85% of the world`s energy needs. They will remain in abundant supply well into the 21st century. They have been a major contributor to the high standard of living enjoyed by the industrialized world. We have learned how to extract energy from fossil fuels in environmentally friendly ways, controlling the emissions of NO{sub x}, S0{sub 2}, unburned hydrocarbons, and particulates. Even with these added pollution controls, the cost of fossil energy generated power keeps falling. Despite this good news about fossil energy, its future is clouded because of the environmental and economic threat posed by possible climate change, commonly referred to as the `greenhouse effect`. The major greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and the major source of anthropogenic C0{sub 2} is combustio of fossil fuels. The potential impacts of global climate change are many and varied, though there is much uncertainty as to the timing and magnitude (Watson et al., 1996). Because of the potential adverse impacts, the world community has adopted the Framework Convention on Climate Change (see Box 1). The urgency of their work was recently underscored when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued their Second Assessment Report which stated that `the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate`. The goal of stabilization of greenhouse gas emissions at their 1990 levels in the year 2000 will not be met by the vast majority of countries. Based on this experience, it is obvious that more aggressive technology responses are required if we want to control greenhouse gas emissions.

Herzog, H.J., MIT Energy Laboratory

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peru mitigation assessment of greenhouse gases: Sector -- Energy. Peru climate change country study; Final report  

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The aim of this study is to determine the Inventory and propose Greenhouse Gases Mitigation alternatives in order to face the future development of the country in a clean environmental setting without delaying the development process required to improve Peruvian standard of living. The main idea of this executive abstract is to show concisely the results of the Greenhouse Gases Mitigation for Peru in the period 1990--2015. The studies about mitigation for the Energy Sector are shown in this summary.

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1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mind the gap in SEA: An institutional perspective on why assessment of synergies amongst climate change mitigation, adaptation and other policy areas are missing  

SciTech Connect

This article takes its point of departure in two approaches to integrating climate change into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): Mitigation and adaptation, and in the fact that these, as well as the synergies between them and other policy areas, are needed as part of an integrated assessment and policy response. First, the article makes a review of how positive and negative synergies between a) climate change mitigation and adaptation and b) climate change and other environmental concerns are integrated into Danish SEA practice. Then, the article discusses the implications of not addressing synergies. Finally, the article explores institutional explanations as to why synergies are not addressed in SEA practice. A document analysis of 149 Danish SEA reports shows that only one report comprises the assessment of synergies between mitigation and adaptation, whilst 9,4% of the reports assess the synergies between climate change and other environmental concerns. The consequences of separation are both the risk of trade-offs and missed opportunities for enhancing positive synergies. In order to propose explanations for the lacking integration, the institutional background is analysed and discussed, mainly based on Scott's theory of institutions. The institutional analysis highlights a regulatory element, since the assessment of climate change synergies is underpinned by legislation, but not by guidance. This means that great focus is on normative elements such as the local interpretation of legislation and of climate change mitigation and adaptation. The analysis also focuses on how the fragmentation of the organisation in which climate change and SEA are embedded has bearings on both normative and cultural-cognitive elements. This makes the assessment of synergies challenging. The evidence gathered and presented in the article points to a need for developing the SEA process and methodology in Denmark with the aim to include climate change in the assessments in a more systematic and integrated manner. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synergies between climate change mitigation, adaptation and other environmental concerns are not addressed in Danish SEA. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Institutional explanations relate to organisational set-ups and understandings of climate change as a new planning issue. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The paper points to a need for developing SEA to include climate change in a more systematic and integrated manner.

Vammen Larsen, Sanne, E-mail: sannevl@plan.aau.dk [Aalborg University, Lautrupvang 1A, 2750 Ballerup (Denmark); Kornov, Lone, E-mail: lonek@plan.aau.dk [Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 13, 9220 Aalborg O (Denmark); Wejs, Anja, E-mail: wejs@plan.aau.dk [Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 13, 9220 Aalborg O (Denmark)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy R&D portfolio analysis based on climate change mitigation  

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The diverse nature and uncertain potential of the energy technologies that are or may be available to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions pose a challenge to policymakers trying to invest public funds in an optimal R&D portfolio. This paper discusses two analytical approaches to this challenge used to inform funding decisions related to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) applied energy R&D portfolio. The two approaches are distinguished by the constraints under which they were conducted: the need to provide an end-to-end portfolio analysis as input to internal DOE budgeting processes, but with limited time and subject to institutional constraints regarding important issues such as expert judgment. Because of these constraints, neither approach should be viewed as an attempt to push forward the state of the art in portfolio analysis in the abstract. Instead, they are an attempt to use more stylized, heuristic methods that can provide first-order insights in the DOE institutional context. Both approaches make use of advanced technology scenarios implemented in an integrated assessment modeling framework and then apply expert judgment regarding the likelihood of achieving associated R&D and commercialization goals. The approaches differ in the granularity of the scenarios used and in the definition of the benefits of technological advance: in one approach the benefits are defined as the cumulative emission reduction attributable to a particular technology; in the other approach benefits are defined as the cumulative cost reduction. In both approaches a return on investment (ROI) criterion is established based on benefits divided by federal R&D investment. The ROI is then used to build a first-order approximation of an optimal applied energy R&D investment portfolio. Although these methodologies have been used to inform an actual budget request, the results reflect only one input among many used in budget formulation. The results are therefore not representative of an official U.S. government or DOE funding recommendation but should instead be considered illustrative of the way in which methodologies such as these could be applied.

Pugh, Graham; Clarke, Leon E.; Marlay, Robert; Kyle, G. Page; Wise, Marshall A.; McJeon, Haewon C.; Chan, Gabriel

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Income distribution impacts of climate change mitigation policy in the Susquehanna River Basin Economy  

SciTech Connect

We examine the cost-side income distribution impacts of a carbon tax in the Susquehanna River Basin (SRB) Region of the United States utilizing a computable general equilibrium model. We find the aggregate impacts of a $25/ton carbon tax on the SRB economy are likely to be negative but modest-an approximately one-third of 1% reduction in Gross Regional Product (GRP) in the short-run and double that amount in the long-run. However, unlike many previous studies, we find that the carbon tax is mildly progressive as measured by income bracket changes, per capita equivalent variation, and Gini coefficient changes based on expenditure patterns. The dominant factors affecting the distributional impacts are the pattern of output, income and consumption impacts that affect lower income groups relatively less than higher income ones, an increase in transfer payments favoring lower income groups, and decreased corporate profits absorbed primarily by higher income groups.

Oladosu, Gbadebo A [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate mitigation and the future of tropical landscapes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land use change to meet 21st Century demands for food, fuel, and fiber will occur in the context of both a changing climate as well as societal efforts to mitigate climate change. This changing natural and human environment will have large consequences for forest resources, terrestrial carbon storage and emissions, and food and energy crop production over the next century. Any climate change mitigation policies enacted will change the environment under which land-use decisions are made and alter global land use change patterns. Here we use the GCAM integrated assessment model to explore how climate mitigation policies that achieve a climate stabilization at 4.5 W m-2 radiative forcing in 2100 and value carbon in terrestrial ecosystems interact with future agricultural productivity and food and energy demands to influence land use in the tropics. The regional land use results are downscaled from GCAM regions to produce gridded maps of tropical land use change. We find that tropical forests are preserved only in cases where a climate mitigation policy that values terrestrial carbon is in place, and crop productivity growth continues throughout the century. Crop productivity growth is also necessary to avoid large scale deforestation globally and enable the production of bioenergy crops. The terrestrial carbon pricing assumptions in GCAM are effective at avoiding deforestation even when cropland must expand to meet future food demand.

Thomson, Allison M.; Calvin, Katherine V.; Chini, Louise Parsons; Hurtt, George; Edmonds, James A.; Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin; Frolking, Steve; Wise, Marshall A.; Janetos, Anthony C.

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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s.haszeldine@ed.ac.uk Climate Change Briefing 10 April 2008 Royal Museum of Scotland 1 Mitigation and Adaptation  

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2020 2030 Mtoe Oil Natural gas Coal Nuclear power Hydro power Other renewables Fossil fuel use doubles of Scotland 4 Scottish CO2 EITHER Stop coal and gas use OR Capture CO2 OR nuclear & renewable Scottish emissions electricity Coal with CCS Coal with CCS Gas with CCS #12;s.haszeldine@ed.ac.uk Climate Change

Haszeldine, Stuart

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change The Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology (PI-50), located within the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PI), serves as the focal point within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development, coordination, and implementation of DOE-related aspects of climate change technical programs, policies, and initiatives. The mission of the Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology is to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced technologies and best practices to mitigate climate change. To the extent delegated by the Secretary, the Office provides planning, analysis, and technical advisory services to other Federal agencies, and to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet-level interagency committees, working on climate

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Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...  

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Guidemanual Website: www.sefalliance.orgfileadminmediasefalliancedocsResourcesUNEPPu Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation...

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Climatic Change  

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration has been proposed as a key component in technological portfolios for managing anthropogenic climate change, since it may provide a faster and cheaper route to significant reductions in atmospheric CO2 concentrations than abating CO2 production. However, CO2 sequestration is not a perfect substitute for CO2 abatement because CO2 may leak back into the atmosphere (thus imposing future climate change impacts) and because CO2 sequestration requires energy (thus producing more CO2 and depleting fossil fuel resources earlier). Here we use analytical and numerical models to assess the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration and analyze the optimal timing and extent of CO2 sequestration. The economic efficiency factor of CO2 sequestration can be expressed as the ratio of the marginal net benefits of sequestering CO2 and avoiding CO2 emissions. We derive an analytical solution for this efficiency factor for a simplified case in which we account for CO2 leakage, discounting, the additional fossil fuel requirement of CO2 sequestration, and the growth rate of carbon taxes. In this analytical model, the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration decreases as the CO2 tax growth rate, leakage rates and energy requirements for CO2 sequestration increase.

Klaus Keller; David Mcinerney; David F. Bradford

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning to Protect: Thinking About Climate Change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Planning to Protect: Thinking About Climate Change and Adaptation APA Lynne M. Carter, Ph.D. Associate Director, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, LSU Associate Director, Coastal Mitigation: reduce emissions; energy efficiency; alternative energies, etc. Implementation: NOW and save

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change...  

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in China Title Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate...

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Changing climate  

SciTech Connect

This article reviews a book written by a committee of the National Research Council. The book discussed the Greenhouse Effect which is a warming of the earth's atmosphere caused by the doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The excess carbon dioxide is pollution derived from the burning of fossil fuels. The report suggested that the warming of the atmosphere would cause thawing of the polar regions which in turn would cause a rise in sea levels and flooding of the coastal lowlands. In addition to the flooding, the report predicted climate changes that would effect the productivity of croplands in the west. The authors of the report stressed that there was no way to avoid this warming of the earth. They suggested that people should start preparing for the inevitable.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

SciTech Connect

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) at http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/ (May 2011 electronic version; printed form ISBN 978-1-107-60710-1, 2012). More than 130 scientists contributed to the report.* The SRREN assessed existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change within a portfolio of mitigation options including energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuel switching, RE, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies - bioenergy, direct solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind, as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It also takes into consideration the environmental and social consequences associated with these technologies, the cost and strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion.

Chum, H. L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change.  

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potenzialitŕ di ridurre entro il 2030 le emissioni di circaenergetica continuerŕ fino al 2030 e oltre. Con le attualievidenze). Si prevede che, nel 2030, le emissioni globali di

Schiavon, Stefano; Zecchin, Roberto

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and verification of climate change mitigation projects: Discussion of issues and methodologies and review of existing protocols and guidelines  

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Because of concerns with the growing threat of global climate change from increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, the US and other countries are implementing, by themselves or in cooperation with one or more other nations (i.e., joint implementation), climate change mitigation projects. These projects will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon, and will also result in non-GHG impacts (i.e., environmental, economic, and social impacts). Monitoring, evaluating, reporting, and verifying (MERV) guidelines are needed for these projects in order to accurately determine their net GHG, and other, benefits. Implementation of MERV guidelines is also intended to: (1) increase the reliability of data for estimating GHG benefits; (2) provide real-time data so that mid-course corrections can be made; (3) introduce consistency and transparency across project types and reporters; and (4) enhance the credibility of the projects with stakeholders. In this paper, the authors review the issues and methodologies involved in MERV activities. In addition, they review protocols and guidelines that have been developed for MERV of GHG emissions in the energy and non-energy sectors by governments, nongovernmental organizations, and international agencies. They comment on their relevance and completeness, and identify several topics that future protocols and guidelines need to address, such as (1) establishing a credible baseline; (2) accounting for impacts outside project boundaries through leakage; (3) net GHG reductions and other impacts; (4) precision of measurement; (5) MERV frequency; (6) persistence (sustainability) of savings, emissions reduction, and carbon sequestration; (7) reporting by multiple project participants; (8) verification of GHG reduction credits; (9) uncertainty and risk; (10) institutional capacity in conducting MERV; and (11) the cost of MERV.

Vine, E.; Sathaye, J.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in Annual Grasslands: Effects of Management and Potential for Climate Change Mitigation  

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2005. Regional patterns in carbon cycling across the Greatand J. Kadyszewski. 2004. Carbon supply from changes inof annual grassland carbon cycling to the quantity and

Ryals, Rebecca

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in China  

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This study seeks to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with actionable information towards a road map for reducing energy consumption cost-effectively. We focus on individual end use equipment types (hereafter referred to as appliance groups) that might be the subject of policies - such as labels, energy performance standards, and incentives - to affect market transformation in the short term, and on high-efficiency technology options that are available today. As the study title suggests, the high efficiency or Business Case scenario is constructed around a model of cost-effective efficiency improvement. Our analysis demonstrates that a significant reduction in energy consumption and emissions is achievable at net negative cost, that is, as a profitable investment for consumers. Net savings are calculated assuming no additional costs to energy consumption such as carbon taxes. Savings relative to the base case as calculated in this way is often referred to as 'economic savings potential'. Chinese energy demand has grown dramatically over the last few decades. While heavy industry still plays a dominant role in greenhouse gas emissions, demand from residential and commercial buildings has also seen rapid growth in percentage terms. In the residential sector this growth is driven by internal migration from the countryside to cities. Meanwhile, income in both urban and rural subsectors allows ownership of major appliances. While residences are still relatively small by U.S. or European standards, nearly all households own a refrigerator, a television and an air conditioner. In the future, ownership rates are not expected to grow as much as in other developing countries, because they are already close to saturation. However, the gradual turnover of equipment in the world's largest consumer market provides a huge opportunity for greenhouse gas mitigation. In addition to residences, commercial floor space has expanded rapidly in recent years, and construction continues at a rapid pace. Growth in this sector means that commercial lighting and HVAC will play an increasingly important role in energy demand in China. The outlook for efficiency improvement in China is encouraging, since the Chinese national and local governments have implemented significant policies to contain energy intensity and announced their intention to continue and accelerate these. In particular, the Chinese appliance standards program, first established in 1989, was significantly strengthened and modernized after the passage of the Energy Conservation Law of 1997. Since then, the program has expanded to encompass over 30 equipment types (including motor vehicles). The current study suggests that, in spite of these efforts, there is significant savings to be captured through wide adoption of technologies already available on the Chinese market. The approach of the study is to assess the impact of short-term actions on long-term impacts. 'Short-term' market transformation is assumed to occur by 2015, while 'long-term' energy demand reduction impacts are assessed in 2030. In the intervening years, most but not all of the equipment studied will turn over completely. Early in 2011, the Chinese government announced a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions intensity (per unit GDP) by 16% by 2015 as part of the 12th five year plan. These targets are consistent with longer term goals to reduce emissions intensity 40-45% relative to 2005 levels by 2020. The efforts of the 12th FYP focus on short-term gains to meet the four-year targets, and concentrate mainly in industry. Implementation of cost-effective technologies for all new equipment in the buildings sector thus is largely complementary to the 12th FYP goals, and would provide a mechanism to sustain intensity reductions in the medium and long term. The 15-year time frame is significant for many products, in the sense that delay of implementation postpones economic benefits and mitigation of emissions of carbon dioxide. Such delays would result in putting in place energy-wasting technologies, postponin

McNeil, Michael A.; Bojda, Nicholas; Ke, Jing; Qin, Yining; de la Rue du Can, Stephane; Fridley, David; Letschert, Virginie E.; McMahon, James E.

2011-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate  

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Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Sector: Climate Topics: Low emission development planning, -LEDS Resource Type: Training materials, Workshop Website: www.gcca.eu/pages/75_2-OCT-Workshop.html Cost: Free References: GCCA Countries Training Workshop[1] A GCCA workshop for OCT countries took place 27-28 January 2012 immediately following the OCT-EU Forum meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop aimed at sharing views, knowledge, tools and experiences on climate change mitigation and adaptation and at raising awareness on the benefits and

79

Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing  

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Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing Countries Agency/Company /Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development Topics: Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADO826.pdf Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing Countries Screenshot References: Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Rural Areas of Developing Countries[1] Summary "In order to determine how USAID assistance may help overcome barriers to financing these types of projects, this report addresses the following

80

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Print E-mail Introduction As part of the U.S. Government...

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in the United States Title...

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in India Title Business Case for...

83

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Science & Innovation Climate Change Climate Change Learn about the effects climate change can have on our energy supplies and infrastructure and explore a...

84

Detecting Climate Change  

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The likelihood ratio of the data for a hypothesis of some change, relative to the hypothesis of no change, is a suitable statistical measure for the detection of climate change. Likelihood ratios calculated on the basis of Angell and Korshover's (...

Edward S. Epstein

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

The changing climate  

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The earth owes its hospitable climate to the greenhouse effect, but now the effect threatens to intensify, rapidly warming the planet. Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases are the cause. The danger of warming is serious enough to warrant prompt action. The paper examines data on atmospheric warming and attempts to project effects into the future using atmospheric models. Three kinds of response to the threat are described: technical measures to counteract climatic change; adaptation to the changing climate; and prevention.

Schneider, S.H.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

CSLF, an international climate change init  

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CSLF, an international climate change initiative focused on cost- CSLF, an international climate change initiative focused on cost- effective CCUS technologies, officially recognized the projects at a recent meeting in Perth, Australia, for making contributions to the development of global carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) mitigation technologies. With the recognition, all three projects will appear on the CSLF website in a yearly project portfolio to keep the global community updated

87

Climate Change - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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Climate Change Climate Change Primary Contact: David Greene Previous and Ongoing Analyses : Carbon Impacts of Transportation Technologies and Systems Climate Change 2007 (IPCC AR4): Mitigation of Climate Change. Chapter 5: Transport and its infrastructure (David Greene, co-lead author) "Facing the Challenges of Oil Dependence and Climate Change: What Will It Take?" Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362B, February 14, 2008 (David Greene) "Is Cap-and-Trade a Sufficient Carbon Policy for Transportation?" Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Legislative Hearing on America's Climate Security Act of 2007. Dirksen

88

Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change  

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Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.sefalliance.org/fileadmin/media/sefalliance/docs/Resources/UNEP_Pu Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Screenshot References: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation[1] Overview The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of PFMs that mobilise and leverage commercial financing, build commercially sustainable markets,

89

Climate Change and National Security  

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Climate change is increasingly recognized as having national security implications, which has prompted dialogue between the climate change and national security communities—with resultant advantages and differences. Climate change research has ...

Elizabeth L. Malone

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Climate change risk and response  

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Climate Change Center White Paper. Cayan, Dan, PeterClimate Change Center White Paper. Cayan, Daniel R. , EdwinClimate Change Center White Paper. duVair, Pierre, Douglas

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Global Climate Change  

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When President Bush announced his Global Climate Change Initiative in February 2002, he committed the United States to a new strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next...

92

Climate change risk and response  

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Climate Change and Electricity Demand: Applying the NewClimate Change and Electricity Demand in California. ”Extreme Heat, and Electricity Demand in California. ”

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Global Climate Change Links  

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Global Climate Change Links Global Climate Change Links This page provides links to web pages that we at CDIAC feel do a responsible job of presenting information and discussion pertinent to the science behind the global climate change ("global warming") debate. These sites include those on both sides of the debate; some asserting that global warming is a clear and present danger, and others that might be labeled global warming "skeptics." Some of these sites don't take a position per se; they exist to offer the public objective scientific information and results on our present understanding of the climate system. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, by any means. We hope it will be especially helpful for those who may be just beginning their research into global

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Forests and Climate Change Toolbox | Open Energy Information  

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Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Agency/Company /Organization: Center for International Forestry Research Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Publications Website: www.cifor.cgiar.org/fctoolbox/ Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Screenshot References: CIFOR Toolbox[1] Summary "This Forests and Climate Change Toolbox has been developed to build understanding and technical proficiency on issues of climate change and forests including mitigation, adaptation, carbon accounting and markets, and biofuels." References ↑ "CIFOR Toolbox" Retrieved from

95

The Atlantic Climate Change Program  

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The Atlantic Climate Change Program (ACCP) is a component of NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program. ACCP is directed at determining the role of the thermohaline circulation of the Atlantic Ocean on global atmospheric climate. Efforts and ...

Robert L. Molinari; David Battisti; Kirk Bryan; John Walsh

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

99

NIST Testimony on Climate Change  

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NIST Testimony on Climate Change. 2009. Monitoring, Measurement and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions II: The ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

100

Reduce Climate Change  

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Reduce Climate Change Reduce Climate Change Highway vehicles release about 1.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year-mostly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2)-contributing to global climate change. Each gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of CO2. That's roughly 5 to 9 tons of CO2 each year for a typical vehicle. more... How can a gallon of gasoline create 20 pounds of carbon dioxide? It seems impossible that a gallon of gasoline, which weighs about 6.3 pounds, could produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) when burned. However, most of the weight of the CO2 doesn't come from the gasoline itself, but the oxygen in the air. When gasoline burns, the carbon and hydrogen separate. The hydrogen combines with oxygen to form water (H2O), and carbon combines with oxygen

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101

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change  

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concerns about rising energy demand and cost, diminishing oil reserves, and climate change, Central to prioritize enhancing national legislation, developing risk prevention plans, creating supply and demand side Polytechnic, Florida, USA H. B. Dulal (*) :G. Brodnig World Bank, 1818 H Street, Washington, DC 20433, NW, USA

102

Vermont Climate Change Indicators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate change indicators are developed for Vermont in recent decades based on the trends in freeze dates, the length of the growing season, the frozen period of small lakes, and the onset of spring. These trends, which show a consistent pattern ...

Alan K. Betts

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Beyond the Tipping Point: Understanding Perceptions of Abrupt Climate Change and Their Implications  

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This article explores the influence of personal values and ontological beliefs on people’s perceptions of possible abrupt changes in the Earth’s climate system and on their climate change mitigation preferences. The authors focus on four key ...

Rob Bellamy; Mike Hulme

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Climate Change Climate Change November 19, 2013 Statement on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to Istanbul, Turkey U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to...

105

Climate Change and Aluminum - TMS  

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Jun 25, 2008 ... Softcover book: Carbon Dioxide Reduction Metallurgy. Knowledge Product: Sustainability, Climate Change, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions ...

106

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient...  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to...

107

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperature rise, wildfires, drought and high electricity demand put stress on the nation's energy infrastructure. And severe weather -- the leading cause of power outages and fuel supply disruption in the United States -- is projected to worsen,

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and...

109

IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research | Open Energy Information  

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IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research Agency/Company /Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications References: IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research[1] "IISD's work related to climate change and agriculture has been supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada." It include the two following publications: Expanding Agriculture's Role in a Post-2012 Regime (PDF - 712 kb) and Climate Change Mitigation through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors References ↑ "IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research"

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Greenhouse Gas Policy Influences Climate via Direct Effects of Land-Use Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Proposed climate mitigation measures do not account for direct biophysical climate impacts of land-use change (LUC), nor do the stabilization targets modeled for phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) representative ...

Andrew D. Jones; William D. Collins; James Edmonds; Margaret S. Torn; Anthony Janetos; Katherine V. Calvin; Allison Thomson; Louise P. Chini; Jiafu Mao; Xiaoying Shi; Peter Thornton; George C. Hurtt; Marshall Wise

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

NGOs & climate change campaigns : understanding variations in motivations and activities of environmental and development organizations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The unequal distribution of climate change impacts exploits the existing vulnerabilities of developing nations. This inequity, coupled with an inadequate, climate mitigation-focused response, has prompted a growing movement ...

Reeve, Kara E

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

book review: Climate change mapped  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

6596  news and update  book review  Climate change mapped atlas is more than just a book of maps.  By  that criterion than  just  a  science  book.   It  also covers climate 

Shanahan, Mike

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Measurements and Standards for the Climate Change ...  

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Measurements and Standards for the Climate Change Science Program (+$5 million). ... Shutterstock. Challenge. The climate is changing. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

114

Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change Symposium in Honor of 2009 and 2010 ACS Fellows in the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Helena Chum, NREL Research Fellow August...

115

Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts,  

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China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type Publications Website http://ictsd.org/downloads/201 Country China UN Region Eastern Asia References China's Ag Impacts [1] Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Screenshot "The overall goal of this paper is to review and document the likely impacts of climate change on China's agricultural production, efforts

116

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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casting technology. Energy Policy 31: 1339-1356. Martin,Energy Efficiency. Energy Policy, 33: 949-962. Worrell, E.and pulp industry. Energy Policy 25: 745-758. Flannery,

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Executive Summary Mitigation of Climate Change through  

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membranes in treating reclaimed wastewater under varying operating conditions; to determine if and what-Scale UF Pretreatment System A fully automated pilot-scale UF pretreatment system was de- signed, built

Brown, Sally

118

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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CO 2 Emission reduction in 2030. Results are presented forand paper industries. Area b 2030 production (Mt) a A1 B2electrode technology by 2030. g Humphreys and Mahasenan,

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Greenhouse Gasand Industrial Energy Efficiency. Energy Policy, 33: 949-Galitsky (2005) Energy efficiency improvement opportunities

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

opportunities for petroleum refineries - An ENERGY STARenergy consumed in refineries and other energy conversionof 2004, there were 735 refineries in 128 countries with a

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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refineries - An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plantcement making - An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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and Paper n Other Industries, Electricity Conservation s65% of electricity consumed by industry is used by motorof the main industries include electricity savings. q

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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trends in the iron and steel industry. Energy Policy 30:initiatives of Japan’s steel industry against globalenergy use in the steel industry, but can reduce both energy

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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electric motors and insulation) show energy savings of 20–a third of the savings potential of electric motor systems (

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Connecting Changing Ocean Circulation with Changing Climate  

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The influence of changing ocean currents on climate change is evaluated by comparing an earth system model’s response to increased CO2 with and without an ocean circulation response. Inhibiting the ocean circulation response, by specifying a ...

Michael Winton; Stephen M. Griffies; Bonita L. Samuels; Jorge L. Sarmiento; Thomas L. Frölicher

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center | Open Energy Information  

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ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center Jump to: navigation, search Name ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center Agency/Company /Organization ClimateWorks, Energy Foundation Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning Website http://www.climateworks.org/ Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country China Eastern Asia References http://www.climateworks.org/[1] "Provision of technical support to low-carbon growth planning in low-carbon pilots in five provinces and eight cities. These 13 low carbon pilot regions, which cover 27% of the population, 36% of energy consumption, have the potential of contributing one third of China's total carbon mitigation. The outcomes of these demonstration efforts will serve as

127

Study Climate and Global Change  

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What We Study How We Study Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Study Climate and Global Change Print E-mail Deforestation What is global change? "Global change" refers to changes in the global environment that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life. This includes alterations in: Climate Land productivity Oceans or other water resources Atmospheric chemistry Ecological systems Demographic and socioeconomic trends What is global change research? According to the Global Change Research Act of 1990, "Global change research" refers to the study, monitoring, assessment, prediction, and information management activities used to describe and understand the:

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climate change | OpenEI  

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climate change climate change Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), presents summer and winter precipitation for England and Wales, and the percent change from the baseline (1961 - 1990 average). The original source of the data is the Hadley Centre. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change precipitation UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Precipitation, 1874 - 2009 (xls, 68.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status) Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1874 - 2009 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/node/256 Language: English Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Screenshot References: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies[1] Tool Overview "This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks, and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP's support

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change  

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ebrd.com/downloads/research/factsheets/sei.pdf Cost: Free EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Screenshot References: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation[1] "SEI promotes and facilitates the development of the carbon market in the EBRD countries of operations through the management of two carbon funds.

131

Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change  

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Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude ...

Knutson, Thomas R.

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM and CESM Project at NERSC  

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Climate Change Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Key Challenges: Perform fundamental research on the processes that influence the natural variability of Earth's climate system and relate those processes to possible future manifestations of anthropogenic climate change. This work utilizes an emerging class of Earth System Models that include detailed physical, chemical, and biological processes as well as interactions and feedbacks in the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface, to carry out policy-relevant adaptation/mitigation scenarios. This involves using CCSM3.5 and CCSM4 at resolutions higher than ever possible before. Why it Matters: These studies will provide data for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5). The 2007 IPCC

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Climate & Environment Climate Change Science Institute Earth and Aquatic Sciences Ecosystem Science Environmental Data Science and Systems Energy, Water and Ecosystem Engineering Human Health Risk and Environmental Analysis Renewable Energy Systems Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Climate & Environment | Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and inform policy on the outcomes of climate change responses. The Climate Change Science Institute is an inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate research organization created in 2009 to advance climate change science research. More than 100 researchers from the Computing and

134

DOE Climate Change Researchers  

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Mike (LLNL) Structure of the Tropical Lower Stratosphere as Revealed by Three Reanalysis Data Sets An Appraisal of Coupled Climate Model Simulations A B C D E F G H J K L M P R S...

135

Bayesian Climate Change Assessment  

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A Bayesian fingerprinting methodology for assessing anthropogenic impacts on climate was developed. This analysis considers the effect of increased CO2 on near-surface temperatures. A spatial CO2 fingerprint based on control and forced model ...

L. Mark Berliner; Richard A. Levine; Dennis J. Shea

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate ChangeClimate Change and Runoff Managementand Runoff Management  

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% ) Radiated by atmosphere as heat (66%) Heat radiated by the earth Heat Troposphere Lower Stratosphere (ozone · Result: a statistical range of probable climate change GCM grid Downscaled (8x8 km) grid D. Vimont, UW

Sheridan, Jennifer

137

Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies  

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Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies Speaker(s): Tina Kaarsberg Date: April 27, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Jayant Sathaye This talk examines the potential for several types of technologies that hitherto have not been a focus of U.S. climate technology planning. It was inspired by the latest climate science data and modeling which suggest that an abrupt warming (+10oF in 10 years), is an increasingly plausible scenario. The technologies described in the session rapidly reduce the risk of climate change and increase our ability to respond quickly. All of the technologies also have other public benefits. (Summary follows): For more information about this seminar, please contact: JoAnne Lambert 510.486.4835, or send e-mail to JMLambert@lbl.gov

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Educational Global Climate Change Links  

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Educational Global Climate Change Links Educational Global Climate Change Links Evidence of the importance of global climate change to the future generation is reflected in the increasing number of queries CDIAC receives from students and educators, from a range of educational levels. We have compiled a listing of some sites that we hope will be of interest and of use to those looking for information, fun, ideas, and ways that they can make a difference. These links were chosen because we have found them useful in responding to those with inquiring minds. These links will take the user outside of CDIAC, and are by no means comprehensive. We are not responsible for the content or intent of these outside links. Tools you can use! NOAA's Global Climate Dashboard - The Global Climate Dashboard is

139

Basic science of climate change  

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Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect. There is almost universal agreement in the scientific community that this will lead to a warming of the lower atmosphere and of the earth's surface. However, the exact timing, magnitude, and regional distribution of this future warming are very uncertain. Merely taking account of changes in the global mean climate is not enough, especially when considering the impacts of climate change. Man also have to consider the rate and regional distribution of climate change and changes in the frequency of events. An increase in the frequency of extremes, such as droughts and storms, and rapid climate change are two factors which could have dramatic effects on human society and natural ecosystems. However, systems already under stress or close to their climate limits are likely to experience the greatest difficulty in adapting to change. Although human activity has been increasing greenhouse gas concentrations for a hundred years, man cannot yet detect unequivocally a greenhouse gas induced signal in climate records. However, increases in greenhouse gas concentrations are almost bound to continue and are likely to emerge as the dominant perturbation of the earth's climate in the coming decades.

Maskell, K.; Callander, B.A. (Hadley Centre, Bracknell (United Kingdom)); Mintzer, I.M. (Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States))

1993-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models | Department  

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models July 31, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of the report "Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations," the 10th in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) managed by U.S. federal agencies. Developed under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report, SAP 3.1, describes computer models of the Earth's climate and their ability to simulate current climate change. "Complex climate models are tools that provide insights and knowledge into how future climate may evolve. To assure that future climate projections

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141

Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication  

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Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication affect our perceptions and behaviour;1 Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication affect our perceptions and behaviour? Thomas D. Lowe 1 these kinds of messages (which have recently been dubbed `climate porn' (Ereaut and Segnit, 2006)), can

Watson, Andrew

142

Nature Climate Change features Los  

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Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research February 27, 2013 New print edition of journal tags tree-stress project for cover story LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 27,...

143

Climate Change - The Way Forward  

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Carbon Sequestration Washington, DC May 14 -17, 2001 Concerns that the continued use of fossil fuels will in some way cause adverse changes to the world's climate can be...

144

Regional Forum on Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and  

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Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Event:Regional Forum on Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification: on 2011/05/05 "This Ministerial-level forum is organized by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), Central American Agricultural Council (CAC) and Council of Health Ministers of Central America (COMISCA). Under the theme "Contributing to the Region's Security and Governability Faced with Climate Change," the Forum will examine progress and identify priority actions and mechanisms for inter-institutional coordination and social participation at the national and regional levels on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the

145

Climate Change: The Sun's Role  

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The sun's role in the earth's recent warming remains controversial even though there is a good deal of evidence to support the thesis that solar variations are a very significant factor in driving climate change both currently and in the past. This precis lays out the background and data needed to understand the basic scientific argument behind the contention that variations in solar output have a significant impact on current changes in climate. It also offers a simple, phenomenological approach for estimating the actual-as opposed to model dependent-magnitude of the sun's influence on climate.

Marsh, Gerald E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Climate Change: The Sun's Role  

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The sun's role in the earth's recent warming remains controversial even though there is a good deal of evidence to support the thesis that solar variations are a very significant factor in driving climate change both currently and in the past. This precis lays out the background and data needed to understand the basic scientific argument behind the contention that variations in solar output have a significant impact on current changes in climate. It also offers a simple, phenomenological approach for estimating the actual-as opposed to model dependent-magnitude of the sun's influence on climate.

Gerald E. Marsh

2007-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

147

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning...  

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation...

148

Green Roof Mitigation Potential for a Proxy Future Climate Scenario in Chicago, Illinois  

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The Advanced Research version of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (ARW) coupled with an urban canopy model is used to investigate the potential of vegetative (green) roof technology to mitigate against ongoing climate warming and ...

Kathryn R. Smith; Paul J. Roebber

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

150

IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change  

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IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Title IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Unknown Year of Publication 2011 Authors Edenhofer, Ottmar, Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, Kristin Seyboth, Dan Arvizu, Thomas Bruckner, John Christensen, Helena Chum, Jean-Michel Devernay, Andre Faaij, Manfred Fischedick, Barry Goldstein, Gerrit Hansen, John Huckerby, Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, Susanne Kadner, Daniel M. Kammen, Volker Krey, Arun Kumar, Anthony Lewis, Oswaldo Lucon, Patrick Matschoss, Lourdes Maurice, Catherine Mitchell, William Moomaw, José Moreira, Alain Nadai, Lars J. Nilsson, John Nyboer, Atiq Rahman, Jayant A. Sathaye, Janet Sawin, Roberto Schaeffer, Tormod Schei, Steffen Schlömer, Ralph Sims, Christoph von Stechow, Aviel Verbruggen, Kevin Urama, Ryan H. Wiser, Francis Yamba, and Timm Zwickel

151

White House Conference on Global Climate Change  

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President Clinton has directed the White House office on Environmental Policy to coordinate an interagency process to develop a plan to fulfill the commitment he made in his Earth Day address on April 21, 1993. This plan will become the cornerstone of the Climate Change Plan that will be completed shortly after the Rio Accord enters into force. The Office on Environmental Policy established the Interagency Climate Change Mitigation Group to draw on the expertise of federal agencies including the National Economic Council; the Council of Economic Advisors; the Office of Science and Technology Policy; the Office of Management and Budget; the National Security Council; the Domestic Policy Council; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, Treasury, Commerce, and State. Working groups have been established to examine six key policy areas: energy demand, energy supply, joint implementation, methane and other gases, sinks, and transportation. The purpose of the White House Conference on Global Climate Change was to ``tap the real-world experiences`` of diverse participants and seek ideas and information for meeting the President`s goals. During the opening session, senior administration officials defined the challenge ahead and encouraged open and frank conversation about the best possible ways to meet it.

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1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Climate change: State of knowledge  

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Burning coal, oil and natural gas to heat our homes, power our cars, and illuminate our cities produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases as by-products. Deforestation and clearing of land for agriculture also release significant quantities of such gases. Records of past climate going as far back as 160,000 years indicate a close correlation between the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and global temperatures. Computer simulations of the climate indicate that global temperatures will rise as atmospheric concentrations of CO2 increase. As the risks of global climate change become increasingly apparent, there is a genuine need to focus on actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the adverse impacts of a changing climate.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

153

Statistical Principles for Climate Change Studies  

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Statistical principles underlying “fingerprint” methods for detecting a climate change signal above natural climate variations and attributing the potential signal to specific anthropogenic forcings are discussed. The climate change problem is ...

Richard A. Levine; L. Mark Berliner

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Achieving Climate Change Absolute Accuracy in Orbit  

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The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission will provide a calibration laboratory in orbit for the purpose of accurately measuring and attributing climate change. CLARREO measurements establish new climate change ...

Bruce A. Wielicki; D. F. Young; M. G. Mlynczak; K. J. Thome; S. Leroy; J. Corliss; J. G. Anderson; C.O. Ao; R. Bantges; F. Best; K. Bowman; H. Brindley; J. J. Butler; W. Collins; J. A. Dykema; D. R. Doelling; D. R. Feldman; N. Fox; X. Huang; R. Holz; Y. Huang; Z. Jin; D. Jennings; D. G. Johnson; K. Jucks; S. Kato; D. B. Kirk-Davidoff; R. Knuteson; G. Kopp; D. P. Kratz; X. Liu; C. Lukashin; A. J. Mannucci; N. Phojanamongkolkij; P. Pilewskie; V. Ramaswamy; H. Revercomb; J. Rice; Y. Roberts; C. M. Roithmayr; F. Rose; S. Sandford; E. L. Shirley; W.L. Smith; Sr.; B. Soden; P. W. Speth; W. Sun; P.C. Taylor; D. Tobin; X. Xiong

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Comments on climate change scenario development  

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A short review is presented of progress in climate change scenario development. Sources of uncertainty are discussed. Critical assessment of climate models for their veracity in describing the present climate is considered essential. Methods of deriving ... Keywords: Climate change, Global climate models, Greenhouse effect, Scenarios

A. B. Pittock

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological Change and Its Effects on Mitigation Costs  

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This report emphasizes that understanding the way technologies evolve and penetrate the market is essential to understanding methods of addressing global climate change. The focus of this chapter is on the ways in which technological change is captured by climate change policy modelers, with particular attention on two idealized approaches: top-down and bottom-up. The conclusion is that in order to understand the implications of large-scale economic models of the climate change problem, it is essential to understand first the assumptions that have been made regarding the path of technological progress.

Edmonds, James A.; Roop, Joseph M.; Scott, M. J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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July 30, 2013 July 30, 2013 Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking to NETL employees about how the clean energy technologies developed by our National Labs are helping combat climate change. July 29, 2013 Excerpts of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's Remarks at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown On Monday, July 29, 2013, Secretary Moniz will visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, W. Va. July 10, 2013 Climate Vulnerabilities July 3, 2013 EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on the energy efficiency aspects of the President's Climate Action Plan. Rick Duke, Associate

158

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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1) migration, 2) adaptation to new climates, and 3) local to regional extinctions. Climate change impact studies have taken two general approaches: 1) statistically modeling...

159

Greenhouse: Planning for climate change  

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The author reviews the proceedings of a workshop held in Melbourne, Australia in 1987. Participants at the workshop were asked to investigate the impacts of the greenhouse effect on their own particular sector (e.g. energy policy, water resources, coastal engineering, agriculture). Most of the 54 chapters in the proceedings indicate that the climate scenario would not have catastrophic consequences for Australia. However, it could have serious implications for conservation management. In addition, international pressure for reduced use of hydrocarbons could cause severe problems because of the heavy demand for transport fuels. Increased public awareness is needed for developing a response to climate change.

Pearman, G.I.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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September 17, 2013 September 17, 2013 SEAB Climate Action Plan A presentation on the Climate Action Plan presented by Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Energy. September 17, 2013 #CleanTechNow: America's Clean Energy Revolution A new Energy Department report shows how cost reductions and product improvements have sparked a surge in consumer demand for wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and LED lighting. September 17, 2013 Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Four Clean Energy Technologies This report focuses on four technology revolutions that are here today. In the last five years they have achieved dramatic reductions in cost and this has been accompanied by a surge in consumer, industrial and commercial

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161

San Diego's carbon footprint : measuring and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.  

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??Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The best way to measure and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate… (more)

Bushman, Tara Rose

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Radiative Forcing of Climate Change  

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Chapter 6 of the IPCC Third Assessment Report Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Sections include: Executive Summary 6.1 Radiative Forcing 6.2 Forcing-Response Relationship 6.3 Well-Mixed Greenhouse Gases 6.4 Stratospheric Ozone 6.5 Radiative Forcing By Tropospheric Ozone 6.6 Indirect Forcings due to Chemistry 6.7 The Direct Radiative Forcing of Tropospheric Aerosols 6.8 The Indirect Radiative Forcing of Tropospheric Aerosols 6.9 Stratospheric Aerosols 6.10 Land-use Change (Surface Albedo Effect) 6.11 Solar Forcing of Climate 6.12 Global Warming Potentials hydrocarbons 6.13 Global Mean Radiative Forcings 6.14 The Geographical Distribution of the Radiative Forcings 6.15 Time Evolution of Radiative Forcings Appendix 6.1 Elements of Radiative Forcing Concept References.

Ramaswamy, V.; Boucher, Olivier; Haigh, J.; Hauglustaine, D.; Haywood, J.; Myhre, G.; Nakajima, Takahito; Shi, Guangyu; Solomon, S.; Betts, Robert E.; Charlson, R.; Chuang, C. C.; Daniel, J. S.; Del Genio, Anthony D.; Feichter, J.; Fuglestvedt, J.; Forster, P. M.; Ghan, Steven J.; Jones, A.; Kiehl, J. T.; Koch, D.; Land, C.; Lean, J.; Lohmann, Ulrike; Minschwaner, K.; Penner, Joyce E.; Roberts, D. L.; Rodhe, H.; Roelofs, G.-J.; Rotstayn, Leon D.; Schneider, T. L.; Schumann, U.; Schwartz, Stephen E.; Schwartzkopf, M. D.; Shine, K. P.; Smith, Steven J.; Stevenson, D. S.; Stordal, F.; Tegen, I.; van Dorland, R.; Zhang, Y.; Srinivasan, J.; Joos, Fortunat

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Climate Change Impacts By Region Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By Sector Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be...

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Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change...  

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Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change Projections in CCSM4 Submitted by mkaczmar on March 8, 2012 - 11:03 Authors: Meehl, G.A., Washington, WM, Arblaster,...

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Climate Change Scenarios for New Zealand Rainfall  

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In terms of the effects of future climate change upon society, some of the most important parameters to estimate are associated with changing risks of extreme rainfall events, both floods and droughts. However, such aspects of the climate system ...

John Sansom; James A. Renwick

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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climate change | OpenEI Community  

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climate change climate change Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures Syndicate content

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Committee on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Committee on Climate Change Place United Kingdom Product String representation "As a key part o ... 2020 and 2050." is too long....

169

Climate Change and Wildfires: What's the Connection?  

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Climate Change and Wildfires: What's the Connection? Print E-mail What is the connection between climate change and wildfires Thursday, August 22, 2013 Featured by EPA, a member of...

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Summary for Policy Makers: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report Renewable Energy Sources (SRREN)  

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The Working Group III Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) presents an assessment of the literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of the contribution of six renewable energy (RE) sources to the mitigation of climate change. It is intended to provide policy relevant information to governments, intergovernmental processes and other interested parties. This Summary for Policymakers provides an overview of the SRREN, summarizing the essential findings. The SRREN consists of 11 chapters. Chapter 1 sets the context for RE and climate change; Chapters 2 through 7 provide information on six RE technologies, and Chapters 8 through 11 address integrative issues.

Arvizu, Dan; Bruckner, Thomas; Christensen, John; Devernay, Jean-Michel; Faaij , Andre; Fischedick, Manfred; Goldstein, Barry; Hansen, Gerrit; Huckerby , John; Jager-Waldau, Arnulf; Kadner, Susanne; Kammen, Daniel; Krey, Volker; Kumar, Arun; Lewis , Anthony; Lucon, Oswaldo; Matschoss, Patrick; Maurice, Lourdes; Mitchell , Catherine; Moomaw, William; Moreira, Jose; Nadai, Alain; Nilsson, Lars J.; Nyboer, John; Rahman, Atiq; Sathaye, Jayant; Sawin, Janet; Schaeffer, Roberto; Schei, Tormod; Schlomer, Steffen; Sims, Ralph; von Stechow, Christoph; Verbruggen, Aviel; Urama, Kevin; Wiser, Ryan; Yamba, Francis; Zwickel, Timm

2011-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and inform policy on the outcomes of climate change responses. The Climate Change Science Institute is an inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate research organization created in 2009 to advance climate change science research. More than 100 researchers from the Computing and Computational Sciences and the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorates at ORNL actively participate in CCSI research. CCSI aims to understand the fate of carbon in the climate system-the central issue of greenhouse-gas-induced warming-so we can develop the predictive infrastructure to help answer questions about low-probability, high-impact

172

The science of climate change.  

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A complex debate is underway on climate change linked to proposals for costly measures that would reshape our power grid. This confronts technical experts outside of the geophysical disciplines with extensive, but unfamiliar, data both supporting and refuting claims that serious action is warranted. For example, evidence is brought to the table from one group of astrophysicists concerned with sunspots--this group believes there is no issue man can manage; while another group of oceanographers concerned with the heat balance in the world's oceans are very alarmed at the loss of arctic ice. What is the evidence? In an effort to put some of these issues in perspective for a technical audience, without a background in geophysics, a brief survey will consider (1) an overview of the 300 years of scientific inquiry on man's relationship to climate; (2) a basic discussion of what is meant by the ''greenhouse'' and why there are concerns which include not only CO{sub 2}, but also CH{sub 4}, N{sub 2}O, and CFC's; (3) the geological record on CO{sub 2}--which likely was present at 1,000 times current levels when life began; (4) the solar luminosity and sunspot question; and (5) the current evidence for global climate change. We are at a juncture where we are attempting to understand the earth as an integrated dynamic system, rather than a collection of isolated components.

Doctor, R. D.

1999-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

173

Terrestrial ecosystems and climatic change  

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The structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems depend on climate, and in turn, ecosystems influence atmospheric composition and climate. A comprehensive, global model of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics is needed. A hierarchical approach appears advisable given currently available concepts, data, and formalisms. The organization of models can be based on the temporal scales involved. A rapidly responding model describes the processes associated with photosynthesis, including carbon, moisture, and heat exchange with the atmosphere. An intermediate model handles subannual variations that are closely associated with allocation and seasonal changes in productivity and decomposition. A slow response model describes plant growth and succession with associated element cycling over decades and centuries. These three levels of terrestrial models are linked through common specifications of environmental conditions and constrain each other. 58 refs.

Emanuel, W.R. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Schimel, D.S. (Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (USA). Natural Resources Ecology Lab.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming...  

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Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshop on...

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DB Climate Change Advisors DBCCA | Open Energy Information  

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DB Climate Change Advisors DBCCA Jump to: navigation, search Name DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) Place New York, New York Product New York-based climate change investement...

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Climate Change Advisory Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Advisory Ltd Climate Change Advisory Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Advisory Ltd Place London, United Kingdom Zip W1K 3HP Sector Renewable Energy, Services Product CCA provides advisory services in relation to corporate and project finance to companies seeking to develop renewable energy projects and technologies. References Climate Change Advisory Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Climate Change Advisory Ltd is a company located in London, United Kingdom . References ↑ "Climate Change Advisory Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Advisory_Ltd&oldid=343703" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Asset management and climate change Andrew Dlugolecki andMark Mansley  

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INFORMATION QUALITY AND AVAILABILITY 5 INVESTMENT INDUSTRY PROCESSES 6 ASSET ALLOCATION AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES 8 ENERGY EFFICIENCY 9 POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 10 UK Mitigation Policy 10 Climate). Its dominant position in the equities market gives it the ability (or even duty, according to some

Watson, Andrew

178

Implementing the Climate Change Policy Revolution in  

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Implementing the Climate Change Policy Revolution in British Columbia (BC) The Tansley Lecture Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy #12;Implementing the Climate Change Policy Revolution Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Tansley Lecture 2010 #12;#12;Implementing the Climate

Peak, Derek

179

EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change  

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EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Print E-mail EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Print E-mail EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Friday, July 26, 2013 Featured by EPA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Heat waves. Drought. "Super" storms. Flooding. How do we put such events into perspective? And more importantly, how do we take collective action to mitigate and adapt to the increasingly clear evidence that the effects of climate change are unfolding? As the nation did decades ago when faced with threats to its air, water, and land-the first steps toward meeting environmental challenges start with science. These are the issues addressed in a full edition of Science Matters, a publication put out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The newsletter explores the impacts of climate change and highlights the foundational role played by science to advance an understanding of the impacts of global change.

180

Buildings and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings and Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings and Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/SBCI-BCCSummary.pdf Buildings and Climate Change Screenshot References: Buildings and Climate Change[1] "This report - Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers draws together the findings of three years of research by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and it's partners. It sets out priority actions that can be taken by policy makers and industry

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181

Choosing Carbon Mitigation Strategies Using Ethical Deliberation  

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Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions change earth’s climate by altering the planet’s radiative balance. An important first step in mitigation of climate change is to reduce annual increases in these emissions. However, the many suggested means ...

Rebecca Bendick; Kyla M. Dahlin; Brian V. Smoliak; Lori Kumler; Sierra J. Jones; Athena Aktipis; Ezekiel Fugate; Rachel Hertog; Claus Moberg; Dane Scott

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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1 The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley alter the radiative energy budget of the climate. · We will focus on solar reflection, absorption.43 -0.84 CO2 0.31 0.04 -0.31 (CH4) 0.22 0.40 -0.53 Change in Shortwave Absorption (2000-1860) Solar CH4

183

Climate Change and Runoff Management  

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· Adaptation strategies #12;What is climate? "Climate is properly the long average of weather in a single place UV radiation Solar radiation Reflected by atmosphere (34% ) Radiated by atmosphere as heat (66%) Heat climate concerns us? Humans experience climate as weather #12;High water impacts June 1-15, 2008 38 River

Sheridan, Jennifer

184

The Climate Change Action Plan: Technical supplement  

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This Technical Annex documents the assumptions and parameters used in developing the supporting analysis for the Climate Change Action Plan (the Plan) issued by President Clinton on October 19, 1993. The Annex is intended to meet the needs of independent energy and environmental analysts who wish to better understand the Plan, its analytical underpinnings, and the events that need to transpire for the emissions reductions called for in the Plan to be realized. The Plan documented in this Annex reflects the outcome of a wide-ranging effort by Government agencies and interested members of the public to develop and implement actions that can reduce net greenhouse gas emissions in the year 2000 to their aggregate 1990 level. Based on agency and public input, the Climate Change Mitigation Group, chaired by the White House Office on Environmental Policy, developed the Plan`s content. Many of the actions called for in the Plan are now underway, while others are in advanced planning pending congressional action on the fiscal year 1995 budget. The analysis supporting the Plan represents the results of an interagency effort. The US Department of Energy (DOE) was responsible for the integrated analysis of energy-related options, based on the analysis of individual energy-related options by DOE, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US Department of Transportation (DOT). EPA led in providing analysis for actions related to methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and perfluorocarbons. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) led the analysis of carbon sequestration actions and cooperated with EPA in the analysis of actions to reduce nitrous oxide emissions.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

The greenhouse effect and climate change  

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The physical basis of the projected changes in climate due to enhancement of the greenhouse effect is outlined. Gases important to the greenhouse effect are discussed as well as the expected changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases, potential climatic effects, and the ways of detecting changes in the climate. The potential warming due to man-made changes over the last 100 years is expected to be 1-2 K. 81 refs.

Mitchell, J.F.B. (Meteorological Office, Bracknell (England))

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Climate change: Evolving technologies, U.S. business, and the world economy in the 21. century  

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The International Climate Change Partnership presents this report as one of its efforts to present current information on climate change to the public. One often hears about the expenses entailed in protecting the environment. Unfortunately, one hears less about the economic benefits that may be associated with prudent actions to counter environmental threats. This conference is particularly useful because it focuses attention on profitable business opportunities in the United States and elsewhere that arise from practical efforts to mitigate the risks of climate change. The report contains a brief synopsis of each speaker`s address on climate change.

Harter, J.J.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

187

Chemistry implications of climate change  

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Since preindustrial times, the concentrations of a number of key greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), methane (CH{sub 4}) and the nitric oxides (N{sub 2}O) have increased. Additionally, the concentrations of anthropogenic aerosols have also increased during the same time period. Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases are expected to increase temperature, while the aerosols tend to have a net cooling effect. Taking both of these effects into account, the current best scientific estimate is that the global average surface temperature is expected to increase by 2{degrees}C between the years 1990 to 2100. A climate change if this magnitude will both directly and indirectly impact atmospheric chemistry. For example, many important tropospheric reactions have a temperature dependence (either Arrhenius or otherwise). Thus, if temperature increase, reaction rates will also increase.

Atherton, C.S.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Global climate change and international security  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On May 8--10, 1991, the Midwest Consortium of International Security Studies (MCISS) and Argonne National Laboratory cosponsored a conference on Global Climate Change and International Security. The aim was to bring together natural and social scientists to examine the economic, sociopolitical, and security implications of the climate changes predicted by the general circulation models developed by natural scientists. Five themes emerged from the papers and discussions: (1) general circulation models and predicted climate change; (2) the effects of climate change on agriculture, especially in the Third World; (3) economic implications of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; (4) the sociopolitical consequences of climate change; and (5) the effect of climate change on global security.

Rice, M.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA VEGETATION  

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA VEGETATION: PHYSIOLOGY, LIFE HISTORY, AND ECOSYSTEM many ecosystem services, including carbon storage, soil retention, and water cycling. One in dominant vegetation, often termed state change, will occur. The complex nature of state change requires

190

Storm Tracks and Climate Change  

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Extratropical and tropical transient storm tracks are investigated from the perspective of feature tracking in the ECHAM5 coupled climate model for the current and a future climate scenario. The atmosphere-only part of the model, forced by ...

Lennart Bengtsson; Kevin I. Hodges; Erich Roeckner

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Climate change: The IPCC scientific assessment  

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Book review of the intergovernmental panel on climate change report on global warming and the greenhouse effect. Covers the scientific basis for knowledge of the future climate. Presents chemistry of greenhouse gases and mathematical modelling of the climate system. The book is primarily for government policy makers.

Houghton, J.T.; Jenkins, G.J.; Ephraums, J.J. (eds.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre | Open Energy Information  

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Logo: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Name Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Agency/Company /Organization Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Sector Climate Topics Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.caribbeanclimate.bz References Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre[1] Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Screenshot "The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region's response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region's response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean. It is the official repository and clearing house for regional climate

193

Energy Crossroads: Global Climate Change | Environmental Energy  

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Global Climate Change Global Climate Change Suggest a Listing Best Global Warming Articles Global Warming Articles provides facts about the causes, effects and answers to global warming; the environment; energy conservation, climate change and more. Ecolytics As emissions requirements, climate change, financial markets, and risk management become increasingly interconnected, organizations are left with critical choices regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management. Ecolytics(tm), a comprehensive web-based software tool, can help organizations in the navigation of this complex area by providing an effective cataloging, strategic planning, economic analysis, and risk management solution. Enviro$en$e Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Strategic

194

Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation...  

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The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Jump to: navigation, search Name Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan...

195

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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at treelines: addressing uncertainty in bio-climatic model forecasts of forest change Principle Investigator: Matthew Germino, Idaho State University Co-Principle...

196

NETL: Climate Change Policy Support: Reference Shelf  

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Climate Change Policy Support Reference Shelf NETL-sponsored Symposia at the AAAS Annual Meeting Battery-Powered Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Projects to Reduce Greenhouse...

197

OpenEI Community - climate change  

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http:en.openei.orgcommunitytaxonomyterm1730 en U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States http:en.openei.org...

198

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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of the carbon flux of a drained thaw lake basin chronosequence, Potential affects of climate change on carbon balance of polygonized ground; Methane flux in three major land...

199

US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

corn field near Somers, Iowa; wind turbines in Texas. Photo credits: iStockphoto U.S. ENERGY SECTOR VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER Acknowledgements This...

200

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Notaro Abstract Ecosystem response to future climate change and the impact of vegetation feedbacks in the Southwest United States Principle Investigator: Michael Notaro, University...

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201

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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North America. (abstract) Dr. Michael E. Loik - University of California, Santa Cruz Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US (abstract) Dr. Russell...

202

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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project proposes to develop an approach useful in the prediction of potential effects of climate change on semiarid pion-juniper woodlands. The study will assess tree mortality...

203

Event:IDB Climate Change and Sustainability Day | Open Energy Information  

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IDB Climate Change and Sustainability Day IDB Climate Change and Sustainability Day Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png IDB Climate Change and Sustainability Day: on 2012/06/20 The Inter-American Development Bank is organizing an event on Climate Change and Sustainability on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The event is open to the private and public sectors as well as civil society. Discussions will address, among other topics: mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilient low carbon development, biodiversity, sustainable energy and the challenges of a local level sustainability agenda. Event Details Name IDB Climate Change and Sustainability Day Date 2012/06/20 Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Organizer Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

204

Link Climate Change and Human Health  

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Make Our Science Accessible Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Link Climate Change and Human Health Print E-mail Health News Check out the latest climate change and human health news and announcements in our Health News Feed. Climate change poses unique challenges to human health. Unlike health threats caused by a particular toxin or disease pathogen, there are many ways that climate change can lead to potentially harmful health effects. Direct health impacts may include increased illnesses and deaths from extreme heat events, injuries and deaths from extreme weather events, and respiratory illnesses due to changes in air quality Indirect health impacts include illnesses and deaths that may arise from

205

The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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role of solar absorption in climate and role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab with Andrew Conley, David Fillmore, and Phil Rasch National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado, USA 2 Prior Research on Absorption and Climate Field Experiments: * Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment * Indian Ocean Experiment Modeling studies of clouds: * The color of the planet * Climate with enhanced cloud absorption Synthesis of models and aerosol observations: * Development of aerosol assimilation * Application to aerosol/climate interactions 3 Natural and anthropogenic aerosols India, March 2000 California, October 2003 Africa, March 2003 4 Historical and projected sulfate emissions * Emissions from India have tripled in last 20 years of 20 th century..

206

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita: Climate Change Risk Assessment Elevensectors(forinitial analysis) Health Energy Transport Built-24000 deaths avoided in winter) by 2050s Increases in drought and some pest and diseases could reduce timber

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

207

Climate Change Information Network | Open Energy Information  

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Network Network Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Information Network Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Resource Type Training materials Website http://unfccc.int/cc_inet/item References CC:iNet[1] Sumamry "CC:iNet serves as a clearinghouse for information sources on public information, education and training in the field of climate change. It is designed to help governments, organizations and individuals gain rapid and easy access to ideas, strategies, contacts, experts and materials that can be used to motivate and empower people to take effective action on climate change." References ↑ "CC:iNet" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Information_Network&oldid=328546

208

Climate change and forests in India: note from the guest editors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Forestry is one of the most important sectors in the context of climate change. It lies at the center-stage of global mitigation and adaptation efforts. Yet, it is one of the least understood sectors, especially in tropical zones, which constitute a significant portion of the global forests. Recently, there has been a growing interest in forests in addressing global climate change. The IPCC Assessment Report 4 (2007) Chapters related to forests have highlighted the limited number of studies on the impact of climate change on forests at the regional, national and sub-national level, while policy makers need information at these scales. Further, implication of projected climate change on mitigation potential of forest sector is only briefly mentioned in the IPCC report, with limited literature to support the conclusions. India is one among the top ten nations in the world in terms of forest cover. It is also sixth among the tropical countries in terms of forested area. As IPCC Assessment Report 5 work is about to be initiated soon, studies on the impact of climate change on forests as well as the mitigation potential of the forest sector, particularly at regional and national level, will be of great interest to the scientific and policy community. In order to conserve the carbon stored in forests and to reduce CO2 emissions from the forest sector, the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) mechanism is now being finalized under the UNFCCC. In this context, climate change itself may affect the mitigation potential significantly, and it is important to understand how vulnerable the forest carbon stock (biomass and soil) in the tropics is to the projected climate change. In fact, there is a need to study the impact of climate change on forests for all the major forested countries

Ravindtranath, N.H.; Aaheim, Asbjporn

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

209

Indices of Climate Change for the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A framework is presented to quantify observed changes in climate within the contiguous United States through the development and analysis of two indices of climate change, a Climate Extremes Index (CEI) and a U.S. Greenhouse Climate Response ...

Thomas R. Karl; Richard W. Knight; David R. Easterling; Robert G. Quayle

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Hungarian climate change action plan  

SciTech Connect

In 1994--1996, within the framework of the US Country Studies Program, the Hungarian Country Study Team developed the national greenhouse gas emission inventory, and elaborated the mitigation options for the different sectors of the economy. In 1997, the development of a National Action Plan was begun as the continuation of this work. Results of the inventory study showed that greenhouse gas emissions decreased from the selected base level (i.e., from the yearly average emissions of 1985--1987) until 1994 by cca. 25%. However, this decrease was primarily caused by the deep economic recession. Therefore the policy makers have to face the problem of economic recovery without a relevant increase of greenhouse gas emissions in the near future. This is the main focus of the mitigation analysis and the National Action Plan.

Molnar, S.; Takacs, T. [Systemexpert Consulting Ltd., Budapest (Hungary); Arpasi, M. [MOL, Budapest (Hungary); Farago, T.; Palvoelgyi, T. [Ministry for Environment and Regional Policy, Budapest (Hungary); Harnos, Z. [Univ. of Horticulture, Budapest (Hungary); Lontay, Z. [EGI-Contracting Engineering Co. Ltd., Budapest (Hungary); Somogyi, Z. [Forest Research Inst., Budapest (Hungary); Tajthy, T. [Univ. of Technology, Budapest (Hungary)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

211

ADDENDUM: CHANGES TO REVISED COGENERATION PROJECT COMPENSATORY MITIGATION PLAN  

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changes requested at that meeting are discussed here under five topics and presented in the order that they are presented in the Plan. 1. East Restoration Area The wetland planned for restoration in the East Restoration Area will now be expanded to total 0.5 acre in size. As discussed in Section 4.6, the Plan had only intended to restore the 0.2 acre of existing wetland area within the East Restoration Area. Figure 3 Restoration Areas Plan – Topography and Plant Community Distribution has been revised to demonstrate the change. As previously, post-mitigation topography of the East Restoration Area will direct most surface and subsurface runoff to the wetland area. A portion of this water will travel directly from the upland area to be re-created within the Restoration Area. The remaining moisture will enter the wetland as surface water diverted to the seasonally inundated wetland area from a ditch that will be installed along the south edge of the East Restoration Area. As explained in the Plan, the surface water delivery will be designed to minimize intra-seasonal water level fluctuation and prevent flooding.

unknown authors

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Likely Ranges of Climate Change in Bolivia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bolivia is facing numerous climate-related threats, ranging from water scarcity due to rapidly retreating glaciers in the Andes to a partial loss of the Amazon forest in the lowlands. To assess what changes in climate may be expected in the future,...

Christian Seiler; Ronald W. A. Hutjes; Pavel Kabat

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Loik Abstract Loik Abstract Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US Principle Investigator: Michael E. Loik, University of California, Santa Cruz Co-PI: Daniel F. Doak, University of California, Santa Cruz (after Aug. 2007: University of Wyoming) Unfunded collaborator: Ronald P. Neilson, Pacific Northwest Forest Service Research Laboratory Abstract:: This research is motivated by (i) the importance of snow as a dominant form of precipitation for a large portion of arid and semi-arid regions of the western United States, (ii) uncertainty in how changes in snow climate will affect ecotones between terrestrial ecosystems of the West, and (iii) the need to better understand how climate change impacts recruitment of dominant organisms of range and forest lands of the West, in order to better predict climate change effects on distributions of terrestrial ecosystems.

214

Climate Forcing by Changing Solar Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By how much does changing radiation from the sun influence the earth’s climate, presently and in the recent past, compared with other natural and anthropogenic processes? Current knowledge of the amplitudes and timescales of solar radiative ...

Judith Lean; David Rind

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Scale-Dependent Detection of Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatially and temporally dependent fingerprint patterns of near-surface temperature change are derived from transient climate simulations of the second Hadley Centre coupled ocean–atmosphere GCM (HADCM2). Trends in near-surface temperature are ...

Peter A. Stott; Simon F. B. Tett

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

A Multinational Course on Global Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel multinational course on global climate change was developed by East Carolina University in collaboration with five international universities and the U.S. Department of State. This course was developed to help foster the global conversation needed ...

Rosana Nieto Ferreira; Andrew Herdman; Scott Curtis; Rosina Chia; Elmer Poe; Robert Thompson; Biwu Yang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Contemporary Climate Change in the Jordan Valley  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the climate changes that have occurred in the 40 years since the publication of Jehuda Neumann's classic climatological studies of the energy and water balance of the natural water bodies of the Jordan Valley. The measurements ...

Shabtai Cohen; Gerald Stanhill

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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interact to influence carbon storage at landscape scales? 3. What is the potential for climate change over the next 50-100 years to strengthen the feedback between beetle...

219

EETD Distinguished Lecture -Climate Change Hits Home  

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EETD Distinguished Lecture -Climate Change Hits Home Speaker(s): John Spengler Date: June 18, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 50 Auditorium Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Hugo Destaillats...

220

A Surface Energy Perspective on Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A surface forcing response framework is developed that enables an understanding of time-dependent climate change from a surface energy perspective. The framework allows the separation of fast responses that are unassociated with global-mean ...

Timothy Andrews; Piers M. Forster; Jonathan M. Gregory

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Climate Change and Bay Area Transportation  

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Climate Change and Bay Area Transportation Speaker(s): Bruce Riordan Date: April 5, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Marcia Beck Bruce Riordan is a...

222

Physical basis for climate change models  

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The objectives for this research were two-fold: To identify means of using measurements of the outgoing radiation stream from earth to identify mechanisms of climate change; and to develop a flexible radiation code based upon the correlated-k method to enable rapid and accurate calculations of the outgoing radiation. The intended products are three papers and a radiation code. The three papers are to be on Entropy fluxes and the dissipation of the climate system, Radiation fingerprints of climate change, and A rapid correlated-k code.

Goody, R.; Gerstell, M.

1993-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

223

Implications of policies and prevent climate change for future food security  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Measures to reduce the use of fossil fuels, suppression of on-farm emissions of methane (CH{sub 4}) and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O), afforestation, and geoengineering ``fixes`` have been proposed to mitigate or eliminate greenhouse-forced climate change. These measures will impact agriculture and other sectors of the economy. this report discusses the above impacts.

Rosenberg, N.J.; Scott, M.J.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change...  

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The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change Agency...

225

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future November...

226

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy...

227

Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change...  

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Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Technology Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Technology October 31, 2006 - 9:17am...

228

Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action Rounds Corner...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action Rounds Corner, Shifts Into High Gear at 2013 Tribal Nations Conference Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action...

229

Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,...

230

ESTIMATING RISK TO CALIFORNIA ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM PROJECTED CLIMATE CHANGE  

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Future Residential Electricity Demand." Energy Institute atClimate change and electricity demand in California. ”Climate change and electricity demand in California. ”

Sathaye, Jayant

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit | Open Energy Information  

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UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations Environment Programme...

232

Climate Change Adaptation: Weighing Strategies for Heat-Related...  

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Climate Change Adaptation: Weighing Strategies for Heat-Related Health Challenges Print E-mail Climate Change Adaptation: Weighing Strategies for Heat-Related Health Challenges...

233

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A...  

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mapping Climate Change...

234

Event:UNFCCC Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate...  

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for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly Investment Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png UNFCCC Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly...

235

Climate Change Simulations with CCSM and CESM Project at NERSC  

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Key Challenges: Perform fundamental research on the processes that influence the natural...

236

EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change  

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EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Print E-mail EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Friday, July 26, 2013 Featured by...

237

Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change...  

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Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change...  

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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Friday, September 20, 2013 Featured by...

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USFS-Climate Change Resource Center | Open Energy Information  

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USFS-Climate Change Resource Center Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: USFS-Climate Change Resource Center AgencyCompany Organization: United States Forest Service...

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change...  

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

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Meeting President Bush's Climate Change Challenge to Business...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Meeting President Bush's Climate Change Challenge to Business and Industry Meeting President Bush's Climate Change Challenge to Business and Industry An article describing the...

242

Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research...  

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Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes Print E-mail Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes...

243

New Climate Research Centers Forecast Changes and Challenges...  

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Climate Research Centers Forecast Changes and Challenges New Climate Research Centers Forecast Changes and Challenges October 25, 2013 - 12:24pm Addthis This artist's rendering...

244

Climate Change Taxes and Energy Efficiency in Japan  

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In 2003 Japan proposed a Climate Change Tax to reduce its CO2 emissions to the ... Key words: climate change policy, emission trading, energy efficiency, ...

245

Nature climate change features Los Alamos forest research  

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Nature climate change features forest research Nature climate change features Los Alamos forest research The print issue features as its cover story the tree-stress research of...

246

NETL: News Release - New Curriculum Promotes Climate Change Education  

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December 2, 2004 New Curriculum Promotes Climate Change Education Interactive Curriculum Teaches Middle School Students About Climate Change Options KEYSTONE, CO. - The Department...

247

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) Print E-mail...

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The climate change and energy security nexus  

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The study of the impacts of climate change on national and interna-tional security has grown as a research field, particularly in the last five years. Within this broad field, academic scholarship has concentrated primarily on whether climate change is, or may become, a driver of violent conflict. This relationship remains highly contested. However, national security policy and many non-governmental organizations have identified climate change as a threat multiplier in conflict situations. The U.S. Department of Defense and the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense have incorporated these findings into strategic planning documents such as the Quadrennial Defense Review and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. In contrast to the climate-conflict nexus, our analysis found that academic scholarship on the climate change and energy security nexus is small and more disciplinarily focused. In fact, a search of social science litera-ture found few sources, with a significant percentage of these works attribut-able to a single journal. Assuming that policymakers are more likely to rely on broader social science literature than technical or scientific journals, this leaves a limited foundation. This then begged the question: what are these sources? We identified a body of grey literature on the nexus of climate change and energy security of a greater size than the body of peer-reviewed social science literature. We reviewed fifty-eight recent reports, issue briefs, and transcripts to better understand the nexus of climate change and energy security, as well as to gain insight about the questions policymakers need answered by those undertaking the research. In this article, we describe the nature of the sources reviewed, highlight possible climate change and energy security linkages found within those sources, identify emerging risks, and offer conclusions that can guide further research.

King, Marcus Dubois [George Washington University; Gulledge, Jay [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural and anthropogenic climate change  

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This report covers the project progress of grant DE-FG02-86ER60422 for the period March 1, 1990--October 1, 1990. The research program includes three tasks: General Circulation Models (GCM) intercomparison and improvement, climate data-model statistics, and China project science coordination. This work has been performed in collaboration with our subcontractor, Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang, SUNY/Albany. 8 refs.

Gutowski, W.J.; Portman, D.A.; Iacono, M.J. (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA (USA)); Wang, W.C. (State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (USA). Atmospheric Sciences Research Center)

1990-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

250

Climate change risk and response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

electricity rates and expenditures that accompany these changes may not be as well. Most of the state’

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Climate Change Projections for the Twenty-First Century and Climate Change Commitment in the CCSM3  

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Climate change scenario simulations with the Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3), a global coupled climate model, show that if concentrations of all greenhouse gases (GHGs) could have been stabilized at the year 2000, the climate ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Warren M. Washington; Benjamin D. Santer; William D. Collins; Julie M. Arblaster; Aixue Hu; David M. Lawrence; Haiyan Teng; Lawrence E. Buja; Warren G. Strand

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Global fish production and climate change  

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Current global fisheries production of {approx}160 million tons is rising as a result of increases in aquaculture production. A number of climate-related threats to both capture fisheries and aquaculture are identified, but there is low confidence in predictions of future fisheries production because of uncertainty over future global aquatic net primary production and the transfer of this production through the food chain to human consumption. Recent changes in the distribution and productivity of a number of fish species can be ascribed with high confidence to regional climate variability, such as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Future production may increase in some high-latitude regions because of warming and decreased ice cover, but the dynamics in low-latitude regions are giverned by different processes, and production may decline as a result of reduced vertical mixing of the water column and, hence, reduced recycling of nutrients. There are strong interactions between the effects of fishing and the effects of climate because fishing reduces the age, size, and geographic diversity of populations and the biodiversity of marine ecosystems, making both more sensitive to additional stresses such as climate change. Inland fisheries are additionally threatened by changes in precipiation and water management. The frequency and intensity of extreme climate events is likely to have a major impact on future fisheries production in both inland and marine systems. Reducing fishing mortality in the majority of fisheries, which are currently fully exploited or overexploited, is the pricipal feasible means of reducing the impacts of climate change.

Brander, K.M. [International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

253

Climate change risk and response  

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basket, changes in electricity rates can have far-reachingand assuming constant electricity rates, Auffhammer (2008)a rise (30 percent) in electricity rates in 2020 and 2040

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Haiti Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Montserrat Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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California Climate Change Center www.climatechange.ca.gov/research  

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California Climate Change Center www.climatechange.ca.gov/research California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Climate Change Program #12;The California Climate Change Center and international studies, generating new information that can be used to shape California's climate change policy

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Climate Change and San Francisco Bay-Delta Tidal Wetlands  

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Energy, National Institute for Climate Change Research, Coastal Center. DECEMBER 2011 REFERENCES Charles H, Dukes

Parker, V. Thomas; Callaway, John C.; Schile, Lisa M.; Vasey, Michael C.; Herbert, Ellen R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Toward economic evaluation of climate change impacts : a review and evaluation of studies of the impact of climate change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efforts to access climate change have generally been unsuccessful in describing the economic damages (or benefits) associated with climate change or the functional relationship of damage (or benefits) to climate. Existing ...

Reilly, John M.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

America's Bottom-Up Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Petersik, T. , 2004. State renewable energy requirements andstates Coordinate on development of renewable energy, energystate renewable electricity programs target increasing amounts of renewable energy

Lutsey, Nicholas P.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

How can cities mitigate and adapt to climate change?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, and the use of power in their buildings, and in the behaviour and consumption patterns of their residents). Such high temperatures combined with episodes of high air pollution that are pre- dicted to occur more in recent years. In developing countries, the most critical environ- mental issue is the shortage of clean

Hunt, Julian

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Modelling Innovation and Threshold Effects In Climate Change Mitigation  

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y 9. Hydro electricity y 10. Biomass crops y y y y y 11. Biomass wastes: CHP y y y y y 12. Wind--intermittent y y 13. Wind--with storage y 14. Solar PV--intermittent y y 15. Solar PV--with storage y 16. Solar--with carbon sequestration 24. Hydrogen--central y y y y 25. Hydrogen--micro CHP y y y y 26. Hydrogen

Watson, Andrew

262

Carbon Cycle Uncertainty Increases Climate Change Risks and Mitigation Challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Projections of greenhouse gas concentrations over the twenty-first century generally rely on two optimistic, but questionable, assumptions about the carbon cycle: 1) that elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations will enhance terrestrial carbon ...

Paul A. T. Higgins; John Harte

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

MOLTEN SALT APPROACHES TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE Frank H. Shu  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

·· Catalysis ·· Electrolytes for electrochemical applications, heat transfer, and energy storage September 9, 2008. Inventors Sheng Dai1 and Huimin Luo2 1 Chemical Sciences Division 2 Nuclear Science

Williams, Gary A.

264

America's Bottom-Up Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Policy 36 (2008) 673–685 Table 4 Multi-governmentEnergy Policy 36 (2008) 673–685 Furthermore, the rapid ramp-up of target setting, from 2001 to 2007, for governmentsEnergy Policy 36 ( 2008) 673–685 4. Discussion The bene?ts of decentralized sub-national government

Lutsey, Nicholas P.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable biochar to mitigate global climate change: Supplementary information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

S1 Supporting Information for: "Life cycle assessment of biochar systems: Estimating the energetic Feedstock transport to the pyrolysis facility S6 Biomass pre-processing S6 Slow pyrolysis: Biochar and syngas production S7 Field application of biochar S9 Improved fertilizer use efficiency S10 Soil N2O

Lehmann, Johannes

266

Development based climate change adaptation and mitigation-conceptual...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

analytical tools have been used in the studies including quantitative and qualitative scenario work as well as detailed micro-based analysis. The methodological conclusion that...

267

America's Bottom-Up Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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large conventional hydroelectric power, municipal solidconventional large hydroelectric power). To quantify theby states that large hydroelectric is not counted toward the

Lutsey, Nicholas P.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Integrated Assessment of Climatic Change Mitigation Options under...  

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and include model parameter uncertainty in our optimization procedure. We utilize the Bayesian scheme of combining subjective and objective knowledge, but go beyond the Bayesian...

269

Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and...  

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Type Publications, Guidemanual Website http:www.oecd.orgofficialdo Country South Korea UN Region Eastern Asia References Korea's Green Growth Strategy1 Overview "Korea's...

270

Implications of Climate Change for  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in prevailing wind direction, wind force and mean sea levels. Some modern high-speed vessels cannot operate. Changes in rainfall, temperature, wind regime and sea level increase the risk of losses in almost every wind loadings on buildings and driving rain could lead to more structural damage Energy · increased use

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Climate mitigation’s impact on global and regional electric power sector water use in the 21st Century  

SciTech Connect

Over the course of this coming century, global electricity use is expected to grow at least five fold and if stringent greenhouse gas emissions controls are in place the growth could be more than seven fold from current levels. Given that the electric power sector represents the second largest anthropogenic use of water and given growing concerns about the nature and extent of future water scarcity driven by population growth and a changing climate, significant concern has been expressed about the electricity sector’s use of water going forward. In this paper, the authors demonstrate that an often overlooked but absolutely critical issue that needs to be taken into account in discussions about the sustainability of the electric sector’s water use going forward is the tremendous turn over in electricity capital stock that will occur over the course of this century; i.e., in the scenarios examined here more than 80% of global electricity production in the year 2050 is from facilities that have not yet been built. The authors show that because of the large scale changes in the global electricity system, the water withdrawal intensity of electricity production is likely to drop precipitously with the result being relatively constant water withdrawals over the course of the century even in the face of the large growth in electricity usage. The ability to cost effectively reduce the water intensity of power plants with carbon dioxide capture and storage systems in particular is key to constraining overall global water use.

Dooley, James J.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan

2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The land use climate change energy nexus  

SciTech Connect

Landscape ecology focuses on the spatial patterns and processes of ecological and human interactions. These patterns and processes are being altered both by changing human resource-management practices and changing climate conditions associated, in part, with increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. Dominant resource extraction and land management activities involve energy, and the use of fossil energy is one of the key drivers behind increasing greenhouse gas emissions as well as land-use changes. Alternative energy sources (such as wind, solar, nuclear, and bioenergy) are being explored to reduce greenhouse gas emission rates. Yet, energy production, including alternative-energy options, can have a wide range of effects on land productivity, surface cover, albedo, and other factors that affect carbon, water and energy fluxes and, in turn, climate. Meanwhile, climate influences the potential output, relative efficiencies and sustainability of alternative energy sources. Thus climate change, energy choices, and land-use change are linked, and any analysis in landscape ecology that considers one of these factors should consider them all. This analysis explores the implications of those linkages and points out ecological patterns and processes that may be affected by these interactions.

Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Mexico, ClimateWorks, Project Catalyst, McKinsey and Company Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Transportation, Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAC/Resources/MEDEC_ExecutiveSummary_En Country: Mexico Central America References: Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change[1] Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change (Spanish) Annexes (Spanish) Excecutive Summary of Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Goals and targets of the program

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level...  

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: How to Integrate Climate...

275

New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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News International News Health News New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios...

276

The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change: An Executive...  

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The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change: An Executive Summary for The Lancet Series Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate...

277

Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual...  

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Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Adaptation to Climate Variability and...

278

Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience...  

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Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework AgencyCompany Organization Climate and Development Knowledge...

279

Global Climate Change Impacts & Activities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency Andre de Fontaine Pew Center on Global Climate Change DOE ITP Webinar April 1, 2010 Andre de Fontaine Pew Center on Global Climate Change DOE ITP Webinar April 1, 2010 Introduction to Pew Center Introduction to Pew Center * Established in 1998 as an independent, non- partisan climate organization * Three-fold structure - a "do" tank: - Research - 100+ reports over 10 years - Actively advise on policy - state, federal, international - Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) o 46 companies o $2 trillion in revenues o Nearly 4 million employees Introduction to BELC Introduction to BELC 3 Efficiency Project Overview

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Shuur Abstract Shuur Abstract The Effect of Moisture and Temperature Manipulation on Plant Allocation and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Black Spruce Forests: Using Radiocarbon to Detect Multiple Climate Change Impacts on Boreal Ecosystem Carbon Cycling Principle Investigator: Dr. Edward A.G. Schuur, University of Florida Co-Investigators: Dr. Jason G. Vogel, University of Florida Dr. Stith T. Gower, University of Wisconsin Abstract: Our primary research objective is to understand how the carbon (C) cycle of black spruce (Picea mariana) forests, the largest boreal forest type in North America, will respond to climate change. A second objective is to provide an explicit link between the extensive research conducted on this forest type in Alaska to ongoing international research conducted in Canada where climate and substrates can differ. These objectives will be achieved by connecting observational and experimental field measurements to a common modeling framework.

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Change in Pacific nitrogen content tied to climate change  

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4 4 For immediate release: 12/15/2013 | NR-13-12-04 High Resolution Image Living and fossilized coral are gathered from dives in the Hawaiian Islands. A Lawrence Livermore scientist and collaborators have studied coral to determine that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change. Image courtesy of NOAA Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. Change in Pacific nitrogen content tied to climate change Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Using deep sea corals gathered near the Hawaiian Islands, a Lawrence Livermore scientist, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz colleagues, has determined that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change.

282

Event:UNFCCC Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly  

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for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly Investment Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png UNFCCC Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly Investment: on 2012/12/06 The session will serve as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and will feature a moderated panel of public and private sector leaders relating their experiences developing innovative financial solutions that blend public and private funds to scale up climate-friendly investment. Objectives include: launching a new pillar on Innovative Finance under the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Initiative; showcasing innovative, proven financing examples to support adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries; and attracting donor and investor funding for

283

Climate  

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Climate simulation map Climate Global climate change processes and impacts research in EETD is aimed at understanding the factors-and the feedbacks among these factors-driving...

284

World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal | Open Energy Information  

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Portal Portal Jump to: navigation, search Logo: World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Name World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Climate Resource Type Maps, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/cl References World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal[1] Abstract The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Screenshot "The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. The site also includes a mapping visualization tool (webGIS) that displays

285

Australian Government Department ofClimate Change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

committed $20 million to the Australia-China Joint Coordination Group on Clean Coal Technology. The Australian Government also recognises the importance of renewable technologies in addressing the challenges of climate change. Renewable technologies will need to become a greater part of the world's energy mix

Hansen, James E.

286

Waste and Climate Change ISWA WHITE PAPER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

recovery 18 Clean Development Mechanism 20 Policy and regulation 26 Greenhouse gas accounting 34 References fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. Climate change has already had a measurable impact on many-site electrical generation. Landfill gas may also be upgraded to a substitute natural gas or compressed natural

Columbia University

287

CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER SUPPLY SECURITY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of developing the infrastructure to produce and deliver recycled water, so it seems logical and fair because unlike recycled water, the water produced is considered to be of drinking water quality or better CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER SUPPLY SECURITY: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce

288

Amazonian Deforestation and Regional Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large-scale conversion of tropical forests into pastures or annual crops could lead to changes in the climate. We have used a coupled numerical model of the global atmosphere and biosphere (Center for Ocean-Land- Atmosphere GCM) to assess the ...

Carlos A. Nobre; Piers J. Sellers; Jagadish Shukla

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Climate Change, Nuclear Power and Nuclear  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate Change, Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation: Magnitude Matters Rob Goldston MIT IAP biomass wind hydro coal CCS coal nat gas CCS nat gas nuclear Gen IV nuclear Gen III nuclear Gen II 5-1 Electricity Generation: CCS and Nuclear Power Technology Options Available Global Electricity Generation WRE

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USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Transportation Sector: Climate Focus Area: Transportation Topics: GHG inventory, Market analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: climate.dot.gov/methodologies/analysis-resources.html Cost: Free USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Screenshot References: USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse[1] "Assessments of available models and analytical tools can be used to compare greenhouse gas measurement methods and analytical approaches. This

291

Detection of Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climatic Change  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this report is to assemble and analyze instrumental climate data and to develop and apply climate models as a basis for (1) detecting greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change, and (2) validation of General Circulation Models.

Jones, P.D.; Wigley, T.M.L.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

292

Assessing Snow Albedo Feedback in Simulated Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the two factors controlling Northern Hemisphere springtime snow albedo feedback in transient climate change are isolated and quantified based on scenario runs of 17 climate models used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Xin Qu; Alex Hall

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Theory of Optimal Weighting of Data to Detect Climatic Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A search for climatic change predicted by climate models can easily yield unconvincing results because of “climatic noise,” the inherent, unpredictable variability of time-averaged atmospheric data. We describe a weighted average of data that ...

Thomas L. Bell

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Biofuels: A Solution for Climate Change  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Our lives are linked to weather and climate, and to energy use. Since the late 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invested in research and technology related to global climate change. DOE's Office Fuels Development (OFD) manages the National Biofuels Program and is the lead technical advisor on the development of biofuels technologies in the United States. Together with industry and other stakeholders, the program seeks to establish a major biofuels industry. Its goals are to develop and commercialize technologies for producing sustainable, domestic, environmentally beneficial, and economically viable fuels from dedicated biomass feedstocks.

Woodward, S.

1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

295

Biofuels: A Solution for Climate Change  

SciTech Connect

Our lives are linked to weather and climate, and to energy use. Since the late 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invested in research and technology related to global climate change. DOE's Office Fuels Development (OFD) manages the National Biofuels Program and is the lead technical advisor on the development of biofuels technologies in the United States. Together with industry and other stakeholders, the program seeks to establish a major biofuels industry. Its goals are to develop and commercialize technologies for producing sustainable, domestic, environmentally beneficial, and economically viable fuels from dedicated biomass feedstocks.

Woodward, S.

1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

296

UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Asia Climate Change Network Asia Climate Change Network Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Name UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Partner Government of Finland Sector Climate Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://hqweb.unep.org/climatec Country Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia References UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network[1] UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Screenshot "Working primarily through the UNFCCC National Climate Change Focal Points designated in each country and mobilizing other key actors, the Southeast Asia Climate Change Network (SEAN-CC) - a UNEP initiative funded by the

297

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Regional Climate Regional Climate Change Initiative to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Regional Climate Change Initiative Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California approved a series of

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Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies | Open Energy  

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and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies Agency/Company /Organization World Bank, Department for International Development Indonesia Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Forestry, Agriculture Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://siteresources.worldbank Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies[1] Background References ↑ "Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Indonesia_and_Climate_Change:_Current_Status_and_Policies&oldid=328842

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Review article: Modelling effects of geoengineering options in response to climate change and global warming: Implications for coral reefs  

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Climate change will have serious effects on the planet and on its ecosystems. Currently, mitigation efforts are proving ineffectual in reducing anthropogenic CO"2 emissions. Coral reefs are the most sensitive ecosystems on the planet to climate change, ... Keywords: Aerosols, Afforestation, Albedo, Biochar, Bleaching, CCS, Carbon capture and storage, Caribbean, Coral growth, Downwelling, Ecosystems, El nińo, Great Barrier Reef, IPCC, Interdecadal, SST, Satellite, Scleractinian, Small islands, Symbiosis, Tropics, Weather

M. J. C. Crabbe

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Changes in dimethyl sulfide oceanic distribution due to climate change  

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Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is one of the major precursors for aerosols and cloud condensation nuclei in the marine boundary layer over much of the remote ocean. Here we report on coupled climate simulations with a state-of-the-art global ocean biogeochemical model for DMS distribution and fluxes using present-day and future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations. We find changes in zonal averaged DMS flux to the atmosphere of over 150% in the Southern Ocean. This is due to concurrent sea ice changes and ocean ecosystem composition shifts caused by changes in temperature, mixing, nutrient, and light regimes. The largest changes occur in a region already sensitive to climate change, so any resultant local CLAW/Gaia feedback of DMS on clouds, and thus radiative forcing, will be particularly important. A comparison of these results to prior studies shows that increasing model complexity is associated with reduced DMS emissions at the equator and increased emissions at high latitudes.

Elliott, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Erickson III, David J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Changes in Dimethyl Sulfide Oceanic Distribution due to Climate Change  

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Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is one of the major precursors for aerosols and cloud condensation nuclei in the marine boundary layer over much of the remote ocean. Here they report on coupled climate simulations with a state-of-the-art global ocean biogeochemical model for DMS distribution and fluxes using present-day and future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations. They find changes in zonal averaged DMS flux to the atmosphere of over 150% in the Southern Ocean. This is due to concurrent sea ice changes and ocean ecosystem composition shifts caused by changes in temperature, mixing, nutrient, and light regimes. The largest changes occur in a region already sensitive to climate change, so any resultant local CLAW/Gaia feedback of DMS on clouds, and thus radiative forcing, will be particularly important. A comparison of these results to prior studies shows that increasing model complexity is associted with reduced DMS emissions at the equator and increased emissions at high latitudes.

Cameron-Smith, P; Elliott, S; Maltrud, M; Erickson, D; Wingenter, O

2011-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Modeling:Computational Opportunities and Challenges  

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High- delity climate models are the workhorses of modern climate change sciences. In this article, the authors focus on several computational issues associated with climate change modeling, covering simulation methodologies, temporal and spatial modeling restrictions, the role of high-end computing, as well as the importance of data-driven regional climate impact modeling.

Wang, Dali [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wilson, Bruce E [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BNL | Climate Change Experimental Facility Design  

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Climate Change Experimental Facility Design Climate Change Experimental Facility Design Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) is a method and infrastructure used to experimentally enrich the atmosphere enveloping portions of a terrestrial ecosystem with controlled amounts of carbon dioxide (and in some cases, other gases), without using chambers or walls. Before FACE, much of what we knew about plant and ecosystem responses to rising carbon dioxide concentration came from studies conducted in enclosures where the response of plants is modified by their growth conditions. Results from FACE experiments have provided important field validation of findings from earlier work, but have also yielded results that are both qualitatively and quantitatively different from those obtained using field enclosures. We pioneered the use of FACE technology to study the impact of carbon

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Global climate change and pedogenic carbonates  

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Global Climate Change summarizes what is known about soil inorganic carbon and develops strategies that could lead to the retention of more carbon in the soil. It covers basic concepts, analytical methods, secondary carbonates, and research and development priorities. With this book one will get a better understanding of the global carbon cycle, organic and inorganic carbon, and their roles, or what is known of them, in the greenhouse effect.

Lal, R.; Kimble, J.M.; Stewart, B.A.; Eswaran, H. [eds.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHANGE: A Place-Based Curriculum for Understanding Climate Change at Storm Peak Laboratory, Colorado  

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Curriculum in High Altitude Environments for Teaching Global Climate Change Education (CHANGE) uses place-based education to teach middle school students about meteorology and climate as a basis to improve climate science literacy. The curriculum provides ...

A. Gannet Hallar; Ian B. McCubbin; Jennifer M. Wright

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework | Open Energy  

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework (Redirected from CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner REMA, Government of Rwanda Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/a-stra Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework[1] Rwanda's ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was

307

Tropical cyclones and climate change review article  

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Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude fluctuations in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones greatly complicate both the detection of long-term trends and their attribution to rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Trend detection is further impeded by substantial limitations in the availability and quality of global historical records of tropical cyclones. Therefore, it remains uncertain whether past changes in tropical cyclone activity have exceeded the variability expected from natural causes. However, future projections based on theory and high-resolution dynamical models consistently indicate that greenhouse warming will cause the globally averaged intensity of tropical cyclones to shift towards stronger storms, with intensity increases of 2–11 % by 2100. Existing modelling studies also consistently project decreases in the globally averaged frequency of tropical cyclones, by 6–34%. Balanced against this, higher resolution modelling studies typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20% in the precipitation rate within 100 km of the storm centre. For all cyclone parameters, projected changes for individual basins show large variations between different modelling studies. The challenge for climate change detection and attribution research with regard to tropical cyclones is to determine whether an observed change in tropical cyclone activity

Thomas R. Knutson; John L. Mcbride; Johnny Chan; Kerry Emanuel; Greg Holl; Chris L; Isaac Held; James P. Kossin; A. K. Srivastava; Masato Sugi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change | Open Energy  

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Coalition for Rainforest Nations Topics: Adaptation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.rainforestcoalition.org/eng/ References: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change[1] Logo: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Click here to view document A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change References ↑ "A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=A_National_Strategy_for_Adaptation_to_Climate_Change&oldid=382940" Category: Tools

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Climate change impact assessment of air pollution levels in bulgaria  

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The presented work is aiming at climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment in Bulgaria Climate change may affect exposures to air pollutants by affecting weather and thereby local and regional pollution concentrations Local weather patterns ...

D. Syrakov; M. Prodanova; N. Miloshev; K. Ganev; G. Jordanov; V. Spiridonov; A. Bogatchev; E. Katragkou; D. Melas; A. Poupkou; K. Markakis

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_climate_change_risk.pdf Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Screenshot References: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans[1] Summary "The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of climate change related risks on bank borrowers, utilizing as much data and analysis as possible. The first section of this report reviews the current climate change policies in place in Canada, Europe, and the US, in order to provide

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Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change IIGCC | Open Energy  

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Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change IIGCC Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change IIGCC Jump to: navigation, search Name Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Place London, United Kingdom Zip EC1N 7WF Product The IIGCC is a forum for collaboration between pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to climate change. References Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a company located in London, United Kingdom . References ↑ "Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Institutional_Investors_Group_on_Climate_Change_IIGCC&oldid=346996

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Carbon Dioxide and Climate: Mechanisms of Changes in Cloud  

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Changes in cloud distribution may provide a major feedback on climate change. General circulation model simulations show an upward shift of high cloud and a general reduction of free-tropospheric cloud when climate warms. The shift of high cloud ...

J. F. B. Mitchell; W. J. Ingram

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Scaling Approach to Probabilistic Assessment of Regional Climate Change  

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A new approach to probabilistic projections of regional climate change is introduced. It builds on the already established quasi-linear relation between global-mean temperature and regional climate change found in atmosphere–ocean general ...

Katja Frieler; Malte Meinshausen; Matthias Mengel; Nadine Braun; William Hare

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-cultural insights into climate change skepticism  

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With an eye towards developing more effective climate change education, social scientists have attempted to diagnose the reasons for lingering public skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. But rarely is the question addressed with the benefit of ...

Peter Rudiak-Gould

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Climate Change Scenarios for the U.S. National Assessment  

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In support of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, climate scenarios were prepared to serve as the basis for evaluating the vulnerability of environmental and societal systems to changes ...

Michael C. Maccracken; Eric J. Barron; David R. Easterling; Benjamin S. Felzer; Thomas R. Karl

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tree Death Study's Climate Change Connection LANL researchers...  

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Questions about how plants die leads to climate change answers March 12, 2012 How trees die in drought key to plant, climate change questions How plants die during drought is one...

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Jack Fellows to Direct Climate Change Science Institute at Oak...  

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Dawn Levy 865.241.4630 Jack Fellows to Direct Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jack Fellows has been appointed director of the Climate Change...

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks  

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail Climate Change and Chemical Risks Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S....

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Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in...  

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and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (StARCK) Jump to: navigation, search Name Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (StARCK) AgencyCompany...

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A Bayesian Approach to Statistical Inference about Climate Change  

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A Bayesian approach to statistical inference about climate change based on the two-phase regression model is presented. This approach is useful when nonobservational information is available about possible climate change. This information may ...

Andrew R. Solow

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving understanding of climate change dynamics using interactive simulations  

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Global climate change is one of the most complex problems that human kind will face during the 21st century. Long delays in changing greenhouse gas emissions and in the response of the climate to anthropogenic forcing mean ...

Martin Aguirre, Juan Francisco

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to Sustainability, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas ...  

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Jun 25, 2008 ... Introduction to Sustainability, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Knowledge Package by Halvor Kvande ...

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Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009

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DOE Science Showcase - Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases  

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Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases Search Results from DOE Databases View research documents, citations, accomplishments, patents, and projects related to climate change, one of the primary scientific challenges addressed through the Incite Program. Climate Change Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE R&D Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Climate Modeling Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE R&D Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Ocean Turbulence and Climate Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Cloud Simulation and Models Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Global Warming Information Bridge Energy Citations Database

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FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land, Climate Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Resource Type: Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices, Case studies/examples Website: www.fao.org/climatechange/learning/en/ Cost: Free FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change Screenshot References: FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change[1] Logo: FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change This portal provides a one-stop window for Member States, partners, UN staff and other development actors to access FAO climate change learning resources to facilitate experience-sharing.

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy July 11, 2013 - 9:00am Addthis The Energy Sector's Vulnerabilities to Climatic Conditions x Impacts Due to... Increasing Temperatures Decreasing Water Availability Increasing Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Rise See All Impacts Map locations are approximate. Find out more about this data here. Click and drag the map to read about each location. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Learn more about climate change Read the report to learn more about how climate change can impact our energy sources and electricity infrastructure. Learn more about the President's plan to address climate change. Read the press release about the climate change report.

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy July 11, 2013 - 9:00am Addthis The Energy Sector's Vulnerabilities to Climatic Conditions x Impacts Due to... Increasing Temperatures Decreasing Water Availability Increasing Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Rise See All Impacts Map locations are approximate. Find out more about this data here. Click and drag the map to read about each location. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Learn more about climate change Read the report to learn more about how climate change can impact our energy sources and electricity infrastructure. Learn more about the President's plan to address climate change. Read the press release about the climate change report.

328

Learning about Climate: An Exploration of the Socialization of Climate Change  

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While the term “climate change” is highly recognized by the nonscientific general public, understandings of its manifestations are varied, contrasting, and complex. It is argued that this is because climate change has become simultaneously a ...

Debbie Hopkins

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning about climate: an exploration of the socialisation of climate change  

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While the term ‘climate change’ is highly recognised by the non-scientific general public, understandings of its manifestations are varied, contrasting and complex. It is argued that this is because climate change has become simultaneously a ...

Debbie Hopkins

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Assessing the impacts of climate change on natural resource systems  

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This volume is a collection of papers addressing the theme of potential impacts of climatic change. Papers are entitled Integrated Assessments of the Impacts of Climatic Change on Natural Resources: An Introductory Editorial; Framework for Integrated Assessments of Global Warming Impacts; Modeling Land Use and Cover as Part of Global Environmental Change; Assessing Impacts of Climatic Change on Forests: The State of Biological Modeling; Integrating Climatic Change and Forests: Economic and Ecological Assessments; Environmental Change in Grasslands: Assessment using Models; Assessing the Socio-economic Impacts of Climatic Change on Grazinglands; Modeling the Effects of Climatic Change on Water Resources- A Review; Assessing the Socioeconomic Consequences of Climate Change on Water Resources; and Conclusions, Remaining Issues, and Next Steps.

Frederick, K.D.; Rosenberg, N.J. [eds.

1994-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change and Ethanol Market Integration in the U.S.  

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Climate factors like precipitation and temperature, being closely intertwined with agriculture, make a changing climate a big concern for the entire human race and its basic survival. Adaptation to climate is a long-running characteristic of agriculture evidenced by the varying types and forms of agricultural enterprises associated with differing climatic conditions. Nevertheless climate change poses a substantial, additional adaptation challenge for agriculture. Mitigation encompasses efforts to reduce the current and future extent of climate change. Biofuels production, for instance, expands agriculture’s role in climate change mitigation. This dissertation encompasses adaptation and mitigation strategies as a response to climate change in the U.S. by examining comprehensively scientific findings on agricultural adaptation to climate change; developing information on the costs and benefits of select adaptations to examine what adaptations are most desirable, for which society can further devote its resources; and studying how ethanol prices are interrelated across, and transmitted within the U.S., and the markets that play an important role in these dynamics. Quantitative analysis using the Forestry and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model (FASOM) shows adaptation to be highly beneficial to agriculture. On-farm varietal and other adaptations contributions outweigh a mix shift northwards significantly, implying progressive technical change and significant returns to adaptation research and investment focused on farm management and varietal adaptations could be quite beneficial over time. Northward shift of corn-acre weighted centroids observed indicates that substantial production potential may shift across regions with the possibility of less production in the South, and more in the North, and thereby, potential redistribution of income. Time series techniques employed to study ethanol price dynamics show that the markets studied are co-integrated and strongly related, with the observable high levels of interaction between all nine cities. Information is transmitted rapidly between these markets. Price seems to be discovered (where shocks originate from) in regions of high demand and perhaps shortages, like Los Angeles and Chicago (metropolitan population centers). The Maximum Likelihood approach following Spiller and Huang’s model however shows cities may not belong to the same economic market and the possibility of arbitrage does not exist between all markets.

Aisabokhae, Ruth 1980-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Next Generation of Scenarios for Climate Change Research and Assessment  

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Advances in the science and observation of climate change are providing a clearer understanding of the inherent variability of Earth’s climate system and its likely response to human and natural influences. The implications of climate change for the environment and society will depend not only on the response of the Earth system to changes in radiative forcings, but also on how humankind responds through changes in technology, economies, lifestyle, and policy. Extensive uncertainties exist in future forcings of and responses to climate change, necessitating the use of scenarios of the future to explore the potential consequences of different response options. To date, these scenarios have not adequately examined crucial possibilities, such as climate mitigation and adaptation, and have relied on processes that limited the exchange of information among physical, biological, and social scientists. Now, an interdisciplinary research team has developed a new process for creating plausible scenarios to investigate some of the most challenging and important questions about climate change confronting the international community.

Moss, Richard H.; Edmonds, James A.; Hibbard, K.; Manning, Martin; Rose, Steven K.; Van Vuuren, Detlet; Carter, Tim; Emori, S.; Kainuma, M.; Kram, Tom; Meehl, G.; Mitchell, John; Nakicenovic, Nebojsa; Riahi, Keywan; Smith, Steven J.; Stouffer, Ron; Thomson, Allison M.; Weyant, John; Wilbanks, Thomas

2010-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Jamaica Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Guyana South America References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Bahamas Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Grenada Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Barbados Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Suriname South America References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominica--Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Dominica Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Agricultural Carbon Mitigation in Europe  

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Agricultural Carbon Mitigation in Europe Agricultural Carbon Mitigation in Europe Agricultural Carbon Mitigation in Europe Smith P, Powlson DS, Smith JU, Falloon P, and Coleman K. 2000. Meeting Europe's climate change commitments: Quantitative estimates of the potential for carbon mitigation by agriculture. Global Climate Change 6:525-539. Abstract Under the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union is committed to a reduction in CO2 emissions to 92% of baseline (1990) levels during the first commitment period (2008-2012). The Kyoto Protocol allows carbon emissions to be offset by demonstrable removal of carbon from the atmosphere. Thus, land-use / land-management change and forestry activities that are shown to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels can be included in the Kyoto targets. These activities include afforestation, reforestation and deforestation (article

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Several Computational Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Climate Change Modeling  

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One of the key factors in the improved understanding of climate science is the development and improvement of high fidelity climate models. These models are critical for projections of future climate scenarios, as well as for highlighting the areas where further measurement and experimentation are needed for knowledge improvement. In this paper, we focus on several computing issues associated with climate change modeling. First, we review a fully coupled global simulation and a nested regional climate model to demonstrate key design components, and then we explain the underlying restrictions associated with the temporal and spatial scale for climate change modeling. We then discuss the role of high-end computers in climate change sciences. Finally, we explain the importance of fostering regional, integrated climate impact analysis. Although we discuss the computational challenges associated with climate change modeling, and we hope those considerations can also be beneficial to many other modeling research programs involving multiscale system dynamics.

Wang, Dali [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wilson, Bruce E [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Changing climate and energy modeling: a review  

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A review of a 1983 National Academy of Sciences report on the greenhouse effect focuses on the link between energy and carbon dioxide (CO/sub 2/) emissions, which is examined in Chapter 2 of the report. While in substantial agreement with the major qualitative conclusions and appreciative of the literature review, the authors note a bias toward low carbon emissions in the year 2000 in the model structure. They suggest introducing some process model characteristics, such as conversion processes. They also note the need to broaden research to other atmospheric constituents with potential to effect climatic change. 24 references.

Reilly, J.; Edmonds, J.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework | Open Energy  

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner REMA, Government of Rwanda Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/a-stra Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework[1] Rwanda's ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was launched at a UNFCCC side event at CoP17 in Durban. Rwanda joins Korea,

344

Nepal Climate Change Support Programme | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Support Programme Climate Change Support Programme Jump to: navigation, search Name Nepal Climate Change Support Programme Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, People and Policy Topics Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, Low emission development planning Website http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/pr Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Nepal Southern Asia References Nepal Climate Change Support Programme[1] Program Objective Ensure that three million of the poorest and most vulnerable women and men in Nepal are able to adapt to climate change effects through: a. Local and community based climate adaptation support in the most climate vulnerable regions of Nepal; b. Creation of Institutional and funding arrangements to

345

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide  

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sector: Climate Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.unpei.org/component/docman/doc_download/79-pei-mainstreaming-clima Cost: Free Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Screenshot References: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners[1] Logo: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

346

Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis  

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Climate Change 2001: Climate Change 2001: Working Group I: The Scientific Basis Get Javascript Other reports in this collection 4. Atmospheric Chemistry and Greenhouse Gases Contents Executive Summary 4.1 Introduction 4.1.1 Sources of Greenhouse Gases 4.1.2 Atmospheric Chemistry and Feedbacks 4.1.3 Trace Gas Budgets and Trends 4.1.4 Atmospheric Lifetimes and Time-Scales 4.2 Trace Gases: Current Observations, Trends and Budgets 4.2.1 Non-CO2 Kyoto Gases 4.2.1.1 Methane (CH4) 4.2.1.2 Nitrous oxide (N2O) 4.2.1.3 Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 4.2.1.4 Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) 4.2.2 Montreal Protocol Gases and Stratospheric Ozone (O3) 4.2.3 Reactive Gases 4.2.3.1 Carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) 4.2.3.2 Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 4.2.3.3 Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

347

New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios Project Temperature and Precipitation in the U.S. through 2100 Curious to 'see' how different greenhouse gas emission scenarios are expected to impact the United States? Two recently released animated NASA visualizations developed to support the forthcoming third US National Climate Assessment show projections of Earth's temperature and precipitation patterns from today through the year 2100-revealing how "low" versus "high" emission scenarios would impact the planet's climate. "These visualizations communicate a picture of the impacts of climate change in a way that words do not," said Allison Leidner, Ph.D., a scientist who coordinates NASA's involvement in the National Climate Assessment. "When I look at the scenarios for future temperature and precipitation, I really see how dramatically our Nation's climate could change."

348

Modeled Impact of Anthropogenic Land Cover Change on Climate  

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Equilibrium experiments with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory’s climate model are used to investigate the impact of anthropogenic land cover change on climate. Regions of altered land cover include large portions of Europe, India, ...

Kirsten L. Findell; Elena Shevliakova; P. C. D. Milly; Ronald J. Stouffer

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Students' plausibility perceptions of human-induced climate change  

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Overcoming students' misconceptions may be a challenge when teaching about global climate change because students tend to confuse short-term weather effects with long-term climate transformations, which may stem from misunderstandings about deep time. ...

Doug Lombardi; Gale M. Sinatra

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Quantifying the Likelihood of Regional Climate Change: A Hybridized Approach  

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The growing need for risk-based assessments of impacts and adaptation to climate change calls for increased capability in climate projections: specifically, the quantification of the likelihood of regional outcomes and the representation of their ...

C. Adam Schlosser; Xiang Gao; Kenneth Strzepek; Andrei Sokolov; Chris E. Forest; Sirein Awadalla; William Farmer

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Dynamics under Recent and Future Climate Change  

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The behavior of the terrestrial carbon cycle under historical and future climate change is examined using the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model, now coupled to a dynamic terrestrial vegetation and global carbon cycle model. When ...

H. Damon Matthews; Andrew J. Weaver; Katrin J. Meissner

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Projection of Climate Change onto Modes of Atmospheric Variability  

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Two possible interpretations of forced climate change view it as projecting, either linearly or nonlinearly, onto the dominant modes of variability of the climate system. An evaluation of these two interpretations is performed using annual mean ...

DáithíA. Stone; Andrew J. Weaver; Ronald J. Stouffer

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Climate Change Impact on Rice Insurance Payouts in Japan  

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The authors constructed the framework for a preliminary assessment of climate change impact on the rice insurance payout in Japan. The framework consisted of various models ranging from climate projection downscaling, rice yield estimation, yield ...

Toshichika Iizumi; Masayuki Yokozawa; Yousay Hayashi; Fujio Kimura

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Selecting Ensemble Members to Provide Regional Climate Change Information  

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Climate model ensembles, such as the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, phase 3 (CMIP3), are used to characterize broadscale ranges of projected regional climate change and their impacts. The 17-member Hadley Centre perturbed physics GCM ...

Carol F. McSweeney; Richard G. Jones; Ben B. B. Booth

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Where to Look for Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Ocean  

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A coupled climate model has been used to provide preliminary guidance on which ocean observations will be most useful for early detection of anthropogenic climate change. Given the sparsity of historical ocean measurements, early detection may ...

Helene Banks; Richard Wood

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Improving Policy for Stormwater Management: Implications for Climate Change Adaptation  

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Lack of local information on climate change impacts is increasingly recognized as an important barrier to progress in adaptation. However, simply providing decision makers with higher-resolution climate information will not ensure successful ...

Lee Tryhorn

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Controls of Global Snow under a Changed Climate  

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This study assesses the ability of a newly developed high-resolution coupled model from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate the cold-season hydroclimate in the present climate and examines its response to climate change forcing. ...

Sarah B. Kapnick; Thomas L. Delworth

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Climate VISION: News - DOE Releases Climate Change Technology...  

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and Climate, Methane to Markets Partnership, and the International Partnership for a Hydrogen Economy. The Plan sets six complementary goals: (1) reducing emissions from energy...

359

Detection of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change  

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The aims of the US Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Research Program are to improve assessments of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change and to define and reduce uncertainties through selected research. This project will address: The regional and seasonal details of the expected climatic changes; how rapidly will these changes occur; how and when will the climatic effects of CO[sub 2] and other greenhouse gases be first detected; and the relationships between greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change and changes caused by other external and internal factors. The present project addresses all of these questions. Many of the diverse facets of greenhouse-gas-related climate research can be grouped under three interlinked subject areas: modeling, first detection and supporting data. This project will include the analysis of climate forcing factors, the development and refinement of transient response climate models, and the use of instrumental data in validating General Circulation Models (GCMs).

Wigley, T.M.L.; Jones, P.D.

1992-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities | Open  

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Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities Agency/Company /Organization: International Fund for Agricultural Development Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ifad.org/climate/factsheet/e.pdf References: Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities[1] Background "Adaptation to climate variability has been a de facto part of IFAD's work for decades, through its efforts to build the resilience of poor rural people to difficult conditions. More recently, in response to the growing magnitude of climate change, IFAD is increasingly integrating adaptation

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Berkeley Lab Scientific Programs: Climate Change and Environmental Science  

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Climate Change and Environmental Science Climate image Earth scientists study global climate with the help of computational models At Berkeley Lab, climate scientists, geologists, microbiologists, computer scientists, and engineers tackle some of the planet's most pressing issues. Climate modeling Lab scientists are creating a new kind of climate model that integrates cutting-edge climate science, such as the pioneering work on the carbon cycle conducted at Berkeley Lab. The goal is not to predict climate alone but interactions among climate, water, and energy on a global scale. It will be able to incorporate fresh data and generate new scenarios at any point: energy demand and carbon emissions; changes in the composition of the atmosphere and the heat entering and leaving it; impacts on ecosystems

362

Climate Change Impacts on Jordan River Flow: Downscaling Application from a Regional Climate Model  

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The integration of climate change projections into hydrological and other response models used for water resource planning and management is challenging given the varying spatial resolutions of the different models. In general, climate models are ...

Rana Samuels; Alon Rimmer; Andreas Hartmann; Simon Krichak; Pinhas Alpert

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Climate Impacts of Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Tropical Islands under Conditions of Global Climate Change  

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Land-cover and land-use (LCLU) changes have significant climate impacts in tropical coastal regions with the added complexity of occurring within the context of a warming climate. The individual and combined effects of these two factors in ...

Daniel E. Comarazamy; Jorge E. González; Jeffrey C. Luvall; Douglas L. Rickman; Robert D. Bornstein

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience  

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Jump to: navigation, search Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

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Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) | Open Energy Information  

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C3D+) C3D+) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Name Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Partner Caribbean Climate Change Community Centre (CCCCC), Climate System Analysis Group at UCT Cape Town (CSAG), Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM), University of Cape Town-Energy Research Centre, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Munasinghe Institute (MIND), Center for International Forestry Research, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Stockholm Environment Institute Sector Climate Topics Low emission development planning Resource Type Training materials

366

Climate Change Development Policy Loan | Open Energy Information  

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Development Policy Loan Development Policy Loan Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Development Policy Loan Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Topics Finance, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/WBSIT Country Indonesia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Indonesia Climate Change Project[1] "The project will support the Government's policy agenda on climate change, an issue of growing global concern. Indonesia is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts - sea level rise, changing weather patterns, and increased uncertainty. Potential impacts include: increased threats to food security and agricultural productivity; impacts on productive coastal zones and community livelihoods; consequences for water storage; intensification

367

Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate  

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Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization Sector: Energy Focus Area: Conventional Energy, Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Publications/Pub_free/UNEnergy2009P Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change Screenshot References: Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change[1]

368

Climate Change Education and the Ecological Footprint  

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Global warming has become one of the most important scientific, political, and social issues of our era. In designing an effective mitigation strategy, it is clear that public education must play an important role. This study looks at various ...

Eugene C. Cordero; Anne Marie Todd; Diana Abellera

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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News News November 5, 2007. The NICCR National office will release the 2008/2009 RFP on March 1st, 2008. Other important dates will be announced in the near future. July 17, 2006. The selection of the new NICCR Coastal Center has been completed. Seven competitive applications were submitted in April, and reviewed by a panel of technical experts shortly thereafter. As a result of the competitive review, the application from Tulane University was selected by DOE. It is expected that a cooperative agreement between Tulane University and the DOE will be in place to manage the new Coastal Center by September 1, 2006. The next NICCR request for proposals is expected to include a research focus on potential effects of climatic change and/or sea level rise on the structure and functioning of coastal terrestrial ecosystems. All coastal ecosystem research to be supported by NICCR will be in the United States.

370

Regional-Scale Climate Change: Observations and Model Simulations  

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This collaborative proposal addressed key issues in understanding the Earthâ??s climate system, as highlighted by the U.S. Climate Science Program. The research focused on documenting past climatic changes and on assessing future climatic changes based on suites of global and regional climate models. Geographically, our emphasis was on the mountainous regions of the world, with a particular focus on the Neotropics of Central America and the Hawaiian Islands. Mountain regions are zones where large variations in ecosystems occur due to the strong climate zonation forced by the topography. These areas are particularly susceptible to changes in critical ecological thresholds, and we conducted studies of changes in phonological indicators based on various climatic thresholds.

Raymond S. Bradley; Henry F. Diaz

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

371

Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries | Open Energy  

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Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Agency/Company /Organization: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: ictsd.org/downloads/2009/11/access-to-climate-change-technology-by-dev Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Screenshot References: Developing Country-Access to CC Tech[1] "The paper critically examines various approaches that have been suggested for achieving greater access to climate change technology by developing countries, including compulsory licensing, patent pools, patent databases

372

African Climate Change: Taking the Shorter Route  

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Numerous factors are associated with poverty and underdevelopment in Africa, including climate variability. Rainfall, and climate more generally, are implicated directly in the United Nations “Millennium Development Goals” to eradicate extreme ...

Richard Washington; Gillian Kay; Mike Harrison; Declan Conway; Emily Black; Andrew Challinor; David Grimes; Richard Jones; Andy Morse; Martin Todd

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Climate Feedbacks in CCSM3 under Changing CO2 Forcing. Part II: Variation of Climate Feedbacks and Sensitivity with Forcing  

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Are equilibrium climate sensitivity and the associated radiative feedbacks a constant property of the climate system, or do they change with forcing magnitude and base climate? Using the radiative kernel technique, feedbacks and climate ...

Alexandra K. Jonko; Karen M. Shell; Benjamin M. Sanderson; Gokhan Danabasoglu

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Global climate change and infectious diseases  

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The effects of global climate change on infectious diseases are hypothetical until more is known about the degree of change in temperature and humidity that will occur. Diseases most likely to increase in their distribution and severity have three-factor (agent, vector, and human being) and four-factor (plus vertebrate reservoir host) ecology. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes may move northward and have more rapid metamorphosis with global warming. These mosquitoes transmit dengue virus, and Aedes aegypti transmits yellow fever virus. The faster metamorphosis and a shorter extrinsic incubation of dengue and yellow fever viruses could lead to epidemics in North America. Vibrio cholera is harbored persistently in the estuaries of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Over the past 200 years, cholera has become pandemic seven times with spread from Asia to Europe, Africa, and North America. Global warming may lead to changes in water ecology that could enhance similar spread of cholera in North America. Some other infectious diseases such as LaCrosse encephalitis and Lyme disease are caused by agents closely dependent on the integrity of their environment. These diseases may become less prominent with global warming because of anticipated modification of their habitats. Ecological studies will help as to understand more fully the possible consequences of global warming. New and more effective methods for control of vectors will be needed. 12 refs., 1 tab.

Shope, R. (Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Climate change legislation: what the Senate might do  

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Two of the speakers who spoke at the Coal-Gen conference, Charlotte, NC, USA on 19 August discussed climate change legislation currently under consideration in the US Congress. The so-called Waxman-Markey bill passed the House in June and is currently being considered by the Senate. The title of Thomas Hewson's talk was 'Climate change is likely to pass' and Neal Cabral discussed 'Geography and region influence climate change politics'.

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2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

376

Considering Climate Change in U.S. Air Quality Management  

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Despite the challenges in linking global and regional processes, evidence from recent studies suggests that the effects of a changing climate should not be neglected when planning for the future attainment of regional-scale ozone standards such as the U.S. NAAQS. Research underway should provide insight regarding the impact of climate change on Ozone and PM2.5 and of the complex interaction of climate, land-use, and technology change.

Hogrefe, C.; Leung, Lai R.; Mickley, L. J.; Hunt, Sherri W.; Winner, D. A.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

A daily weather generator for use in climate change studies  

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This paper describes the development of a weather generator for use in climate impact assessments of agricultural and water system management. The generator produces internally consistent series of meteorological variables including: rainfall, temperature, humidity, ... Keywords: Climate change, Climate scenario, Rainfall model, Stochastic, Weather generator

C. G. Kilsby; P. D. Jones; A. Burton; A. C. Ford; H. J. Fowler; C. Harpham; P. James; A. Smith; R. L. Wilby

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

A New Homogenized Climate Division Precipitation Dataset for Analysis of Climate Variability and Climate Change  

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A new homogeneous climate division monthly precipitation dataset [based on full network estimated precipitation (FNEP)] was created as an alternative to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) climate division dataset. These alternative climate ...

D. Brent McRoberts; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Climate change and buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR Become an ENERGY STAR partner Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants ENERGY STAR certification Featured research and reports Facts and stats Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings

380

Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia | Open Energy  

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Platform for Asia Platform for Asia Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia Name Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Stockholm Environment Institute, Asian Institute of Technology/UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific Topics Adaptation, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.climateadapt.asia/ Country Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines UN Region Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia[1] Overview "This initiative supports research and capacity building on climate change

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381

A study of climate change effect on power generation.  

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??Global climate change has emerged as a major concern in 21st century and it has become a threat to all living beings on earth, creating… (more)

Khan, K

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable...  

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Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Adapting...

383

Analysis of The Climate Change Technology Initiative: Fiscal Year ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Fossil Fuel Technologies. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) requested $38 million in 2000 and $56 million for 2001 for climate change funding (Table 40).

384

Impact of climate change on Indian forests: a dynamic vegetation ...  

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Sep 1, 2010 ... Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 .... and implement adaptation strategies to enhance the resilience of forests to climate change.

385

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | Open...  

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developing countries in adjusting to climate changes. 2008 - Poznan COP 14 in Poznan, Poland 2009 - Copenhagen Expert Group on Technology Transfer(EGTT) Terms of reference of the...

386

Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action...  

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Adaptation Programme of Action Jump to: navigation, search Name Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action AgencyCompany Organization United Nations...

387

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions DB1009 data Data...

388

U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate...  

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by...

389

National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change...  

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio Monday, April 22, 2013 Featured by...

390

Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments...  

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Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Development of Sea Level Rise...

391

Water resources planning under climate change and variability  

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Scenario to Climatic Changes. Water Resources Management 19:2006) Quantifying the Urban Water Supply Impacts of Climateto the Shape of Supply? Water Demand Under Heterogeneous

O'Hara, Jeffrey Keith

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Beyond the ABC (Attitude, Behavior, Choice) of Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Beyond the ABC (Attitude, Behavior, Choice) of Climate Change Policy: Conceptualising and Promoting Transitions in Social Practice...

393

Adaptation for Nature: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and...  

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Models CyberGIS for Geospatial Discovery and Innovation Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics in CAM5 Adaptation for Nature: Ecological...

394

The Interaction of Water and Energy in California: Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts The Interaction of Water and Energy in California: Climate Change and Price Impacts Title The Interaction of Water and Energy in California:...

395

Regional Forum on Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity...  

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commitments derived from the Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Biological Diversity (CBD) and Desertification (UNCCD). Also during this Forum, CCAD's Technical...

396

Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience...  

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CDKN-CARICOM-Trinidad and Tobago-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional...

397

Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments...  

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| Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and Implementing Activities:...

398

Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis  

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U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis

399

Ecosystem Management and Local Governance in the Climate Change...  

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Ecosystem Management and Local Governance in the Climate Change Agenda: Evidence from Mexico's Forestry Sector Speaker(s): Camille Antinori Date: November 20, 2003 - 12:00pm...

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches...  

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Economic Evaluation of...

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401

Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of...  

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assessment Resource Type Publications Website http:ictsd.orgdownloads201 Country China UN Region Eastern Asia References China's Ag Impacts 1 Climate Change and China's...

402

Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on  

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Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries Agency/Company /Organization: Morgan Bazilian, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Will Blyth, Iain MacGill, Mark Howells Partner: Energy Policy Sector: Energy, Climate Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Security Resource Type: Publications Website: www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6V2W-52SN633-5-1&_cd Cost: Free Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries Screenshot References: Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries[1]

403

Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for  

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Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning Agency/Company /Organization: United States Agency for International Development Sector: Climate, Energy, Land, Water Topics: Adaptation Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADJ990.pdf References: Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning[1] "This Adaptation Guidance Manual is the first of several tools we are developing to assist planners and stakeholders as they cope with a changing climate. As we work with Missions to apply the methods described here, we

404

Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online  

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Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sector: Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Training materials, Video, Webinar Website: www.unepfi.org/training/index.html Cost: Free Language: English References: Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course[1] "To equip representatives of financial institutions - including banks, insurers, and fund managers - as well as other stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and skills to address climate change risks and capitalise on its opportunities. The course has been running since 2007,

405

Third Climate Change Science Program Report Issued; Report Details Effects  

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Third Climate Third Climate Change Science Program Report Issued; Report Details Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States News Featured Articles Science Headlines 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 10.18.07 Third Climate Change Science Program Report Issued; Report Details Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of its third in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs). Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy

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SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science |  

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SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science This SciDAC project will transform an existing, state-of-the-science, third-generation global climate model, the Community Climate System Model (CCSM3), into a first-generation Earth system model that fully simulates the relationships between the physical, chemical, and bio-geochemical processes in the climate system. The model will incorporate new processes necessary to predict future climates based on the specification of greenhouse gas emissions rather than specification of atmospheric concentrations, as is done in present models, which make assumptions about the carbon cycle that are likely not valid. This project will include comprehensive treatments of the processes

407

A Regional Climate Change Assessment Program for North America  

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There are two main uncertainties in determining future climate: the trajectories of future emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, and the response of the global climate system to any given set of future emissions [Meehl et al., 2007]. These uncertainties normally are elucidated via application of global climate models, which provide information at relatively coarse spatial resolutions. Greater interest in, and concern about, the details of climate change at regional scales has provided the motivation for the application of regional climate models, which introduces additional uncertainty [Christensen et al., 2007a]. These uncertainties in fi ne- scale regional climate responses, in contrast to uncertainties of coarser spatial resolution global models in which regional models are nested, now have been documented in numerous contexts [Christensen et al., 2007a] and have been found to extend to uncertainties in climate impacts [Wood et al., 2004; Oleson et al., 2007]. While European research in future climate projections has moved forward systematically to examine combined uncertainties from global and regional models [Christensen et al., 2007b], North American climate programs have lagged behind. To fi ll this research gap, scientists developed the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (-NARCCAP). The fundamental scientifi c motivation of this international program is to explore separate and combined uncertainties in regional projections of future climate change resulting from the use of multiple atmosphere- ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) to drive multiple regional climate models (RCMs). An equally important, and related, motivation for this program is to provide the climate impacts and adaptation community with high- resolution regional climate change scenarios that can be used for studies of the societal impacts of climate change and possible adaptation strategies.

Mearns, L. O.; Gutowski, William; Jones, Richard; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; McGinnis, Seth; Nunes, A.; Qian, Yun

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

408

Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience  

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(Redirected from CDKN-CARICOM-Trinidad and Tobago-A Regional Implementation (Redirected from CDKN-CARICOM-Trinidad and Tobago-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

409

Selected Translated Abstracts of Chinese-Language Climate Change Publications  

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This report contains English-translated abstracts of important Chinese-language literature concerning global climate change for the years 1995-1998. This body of literature includes the topics of adaptation, ancient climate change, climate variation, the East Asia monsoon, historical climate change, impacts, modeling, and radiation and trace-gas emissions. In addition to the biological citations and abstracts translated into English, this report presents the original citations and abstracts in Chinese. Author and title indexes are included to assist the reader in locating abstracts of particular interest.

Cushman, R.M.; Burtis, M.D.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change?  

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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Friday, September 20, 2013 Featured by EPA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Is there a link between climate change and violent crimes? Scientists at EPA and the Emory University School of Medicine are investigating whether hotter temperatures affect violent crimes, such as assault, robbery, rape, and murder. In a recent paper published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Temperature and Violent Crime in Dallas, Texas: Relationships and Implications of Climate Change, researchers examined the relationship between daily temperature and daily incidence of violent crime in Dallas from 1993 to 1999.

411

Climate Simulation and Change in the Brazilian Climate Model  

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The response of the global climate system to atmospheric CO2 concentration increase in time is scrutinized employing the Brazilian Earth System Model Ocean–Atmosphere version 2.3 (BESM-OA2.3). Through the achievement of over 2000 yr of coupled ...

Paulo Nobre; Leo S. P. Siqueira; Roberto A. F. de Almeida; Marta Malagutti; Emanuel Giarolla; Guilherme P. Castelăo; Marcus J. Bottino; Paulo Kubota; Silvio N. Figueroa; Mabel C. Costa; Manoel Baptista Jr.; Luiz Irber Jr.; Gabriel G. Marcondes

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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to advance quantitative understanding of the feedbacks between net carbon exchange and climate variabilitychange for all of the NICCR regions (RFP Focus 3). We improve upon...

413

A normative ethical framework in climate change  

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Jul 9, 2004 ... 1 Not of course in geographical terms, but rather in ones of wealth ... considerations to induce more countries to enter an international climate coalition

414

What do people know about global climate change 1. Mental models  

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A set of exploratory studies and mental model interviews was conducted in order to characterize public understanding of climate change. In general, respondents regarded global warming as both bad and highly likely. Many believed that warming has already occurred. They tended to confuse stratospheric ozone depletion with the greenhouse effect and weather with climate. Automobile use, heat and emissions from industrial processes, aerosol spray cans, and pollution in general were frequently perceived as primary causes of global warming. Additionally, the [open quotes]greenhouse effect[close quotes] was often interpreted literally as the cause of a hot and steamy climate. The effects attributed to climate change often included increased skin cancer and changed agricultural yields. The mitigation and control strategies proposed by interviewees typically focused on general pollution control, with few specific links to carbon dioxide and energy use. Respondents appeared to be relatively unfamiliar with such regulatory developments as the ban on CFCs for nonessential uses. These beliefs must be considered by those designing risk communications or presenting climate-related policies to the public. 20 refs., 4 tabs.

Bostrom, A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)); Morgan, M.G.; Fischhoff, B.; Read, D. (Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States))

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments | Open Energy Information  

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UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Training materials Website: unfccc.int/resource/cd_roms/na1/mitigation/index.htm UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments Screenshot References: UNFCCC-Mitigation Assessments[1] "This training package (containing PowerPoint presentations and notes, a handbook and reference materials) is designed to facilitate the preparation of the mitigation component of the national communications by non-Annex I teams based on UNFCCC guidelines contained in the annex to decision 17/CP.8." References

416

The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes  

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Global climate change could have a significant impact on the Great Lakes. A number of studies of the potential effects of climate change on the Great Lakes were commissioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, using common scenarios of ...

Joel B. Smith

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

ATOC 7500-002 Climate Change, Energy, and Foreign Policy  

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ATOC 7500-002 Climate Change, Energy, and Foreign Policy When: Fall 2012, T/Th 12:30-1:45 pm Where on most recent policy literature Primary Course Website: http://atoc.colorado.edu/~toohey/ATOC7500 Description: A discussion oriented class that examines how climate change and energy inform bi

Toohey, Darin W.

418

SCHOOL OF HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Peak Carbon. Climate change and energy  

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SCHOOL OF HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Peak Carbon. Climate change and energy policy ARTS2241 S2, 2010 #12 to be overcome before Australia can make deep cuts in greenhouse emissions, particularly from energy generation AIMS · Create awareness of the `bigger picture' that connects concerns over climate change and energy

Green, Donna

419

EDITORIAL ESSAY A "Manhattan Project" for climate change?  

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EDITORIAL ESSAY A "Manhattan Project" for climate change? Chi-Jen Yang & Michael Oppenheimer in a timely fashion only through a crash research and development program similar to the Manhattan Project of a "Manhattan Project" on Climate Change would be low-carbon technologies for energy generation and use

Oppenheimer, Michael

420

Estimating the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower and Power Marketing  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is currently preparing an assessment of the effects of climate change on federal hydropower, as directed by Congress in Section 9505 of the Secure Water Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11). This paper describes the assessment approach being used in a Report to Congress currently being prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The 9505 assessment will examine climate change effects on water available for hydropower operations and the future power supplies marketed from federal hydropower projects. It will also include recommendations from the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) on potential changes in operation or contracting practices that could address these effects and risks of climate change. Potential adaption and mitigation strategies will also be identified. Federal hydropower comprises approximately half of the U.S. hydropower portfolio. The results from the 9505 assessment will promote better understanding among federal dam owners/operators of the sensitivity of their facilities to water availability, and it will provide a basis for planning future actions that will enable adaptation to climate variability and change. The end-users of information are Congressional members, their staff, the PMAs and their customers, federal dam owners/operators, and the DOE Water Power Program.

Sale, Michael J [ORNL; Kao, Shih-Chieh [ORNL; Uria Martinez, Rocio [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Lightning, atmospheric electricity and climate change  

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Temperature records indicate that a global warming of 0.5{minus}0.7{degrees}C has occurred over the past century (Hansen and Lebedeff, 1987). Whether this trend is a result of increased trace gas concentrations in the atmosphere, or simply a result of natural variability; is still not known. These temperature trends are derived from thousands of observations worldwide. However, these observations are concentrated largely over continental areas, and then mainly in the northern hemisphere`s populated regions. This northern hemisphere continental bias results in large uncertainties in estimates of global temperature trends. Due to the increasing evidence that the present buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may result in an additional global warming of 1-5{degrees}C by the year 2050 (IPCC, 1990), it is increasingly important to find afternative methods to monitor fluctuations in global surface temperatures. As shown by two recent studies (Williams, 1992; Price, 1993), the global atmospheric electric circuit may provide a promising afternative for monitoring future climate change.

Price, C.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change  

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On the cover: Trans-Alaska oil pipeline; aerial view of New Jersey refinery; coal barges on Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota; power plant in Prince On the cover: Trans-Alaska oil pipeline; aerial view of New Jersey refinery; coal barges on Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota; power plant in Prince George's County, Maryland; Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State; corn field near Somers, Iowa; wind turbines in Texas. Photo credits: iStockphoto U.S. ENERGY SECTOR VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER Acknowledgements This report was drafted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Policy and International Affairs (DOE-PI) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The coordinating lead author and a principal author was Craig Zamuda of DOE-PI; other principal authors included Bryan Mignone of DOE-PI, and Dan Bilello, KC Hallett, Courtney Lee, Jordan Macknick, Robin Newmark, and Daniel Steinberg of NREL. Vince Tidwell of Sandia National Laboratories, Tom Wilbanks of

423

Multimodel Multisignal Climate Change Detection at Regional Scale  

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Using an optimal detection technique and climate change simulations produced with two versions of two GCMs, we have assessed the causes of twentieth-century temperature changes from global to regional scales. Our analysis is conducted in nine ...

Xuebin Zhang; Francis W. Zwiers; P. A. Stott

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Associations between Climate Change and Natural Systems in Australia  

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In the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report numerous studies of processes and species associated with regional temperature change were listed for the Northern Hemisphere (107 in North America, 458 in ...

Lynda E. Chambers

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A Simple Equation for Regional Climate Change and Associated Uncertainty  

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Simple equations are developed to express regional climate changes for the twenty-first century and associated uncertainty in terms of the global temperature change (GTC) without a dependence on the underlying emission pathways. The equations are ...

Filippo Giorgi

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Ecosystem processes, biodiversity and climate change  

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, Nature) · Gas regulation · Climate regulation · Disturbance regulation · Water regulation · Water supply) · Gas regulation · Climate regulation · Disturbance regulation · Water regulation · Water supplyEvolution of fully modern humans in Africa Beginning of agriculture Sources: Petit et al. (1999) Nature 399, 429

427

DOE Releases Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan | Department  

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Releases Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan Releases Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan DOE Releases Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan September 20, 2006 - 9:01am Addthis Plan Outlines Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Development and Deployment of Advanced Technologies WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) Strategic Plan, which details measures to accelerate the development and reduce the cost of new and advanced technologies that avoid, reduce, or capture and store greenhouse gas emissions. CCTP is the technology component of a comprehensive U.S. strategy introduced by President Bush in 2002 to combat climate change that include measures to slow the growth of greenhouse gas emissions through

428

IDS Climate Change and Development Centre Resources | Open Energy  

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IDS Climate Change and Development Centre Resources IDS Climate Change and Development Centre Resources Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IDS Climate Change and Development Centre Resources Agency/Company /Organization: Institute of Development Studies Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Workshop, Publications, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices References: Institute of Development Studies CCDC[1] Logo: IDS Climate Change and Development Centre Resources CCDC promotes "collaborative research and policy analysis, delivering high quality research programmes, knowledge services, teaching and training." References ↑ "Institute of Development Studies CCDC" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=IDS_Climate_Change_and_Development_Centre_Resources&oldid=375095"

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Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financing a Global Deal on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/FinancingGlobalDeal.pdf References: Financing a Global Deal for Climate Change [1] Summary "This Green Paper builds on this experience and focuses on the priorities identified by UNEP FI to mobilise the skills and resources of the banking, investment and insurance sectors behind an effective, efficient and equitable global deal on climate change at COP15 in Copenhagen. The Paper addresses the types of decisions that governments could take in Copenhagen

430

California's Climate Change Proposed Scoping Plan | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Proposed Scoping Plan Climate Change Proposed Scoping Plan Jump to: navigation, search Name California's Climate Change Proposed Scoping Plan Agency/Company /Organization State of California Resource Type Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopi Country United States Northern America References California's Climate Change Scoping Plan[1] Background "The Assembly Bill 32 Scoping Plan contains the main strategies California will use to reduce the greenhouse gases (GHG) that cause climate change. The scoping plan has a range of GHG reduction actions which include direct regulations, alternative compliance mechanisms, monetary and non-monetary incentives, voluntary actions, market-based mechanisms such as a cap-and-trade system, and an AB 32 program implementation regulation to

431

Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories | Open Energy  

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Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.undp.org/eu/documents/UNDP_low_carbon_regions_paper.pdf References: Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories [1] Introduction "Climate change is today an undeniable reality, and the developing countries which have contributed the least to green house gas emissions will be the most vulnerable to its impacts. The 2007/2008 UNDP Human

432

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for  

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.beta.undp.org/content/dam/aplaws/publication/en/publications/envir Language: English Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Screenshot This guidebook assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can

433

OLADE-Central America Climate Change Vulnerability Program | Open Energy  

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OLADE-Central America Climate Change Vulnerability Program OLADE-Central America Climate Change Vulnerability Program Jump to: navigation, search Name OLADE-Central America Climate Change Vulnerability Program Agency/Company /Organization Latin America Energy Organization Partner Ministries of Energy and Energy Enterprises Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis Website http://www.olade.org/proyecto_ Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America References OLADE Energy and Climate Change Projects[1] OLADE is a Latin American organization working with Central American countries on climate change vulnerability for hydroelectric systems and

434

Indonesia-US Forest Service Climate Change Technical Cooperation | Open  

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Climate Change Technical Cooperation Climate Change Technical Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-US Forest Service Climate Change Technical Cooperation Agency/Company /Organization United States Forest Service Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Background analysis Website http://www.fs.fed.us/global/to Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References US Forest Service Climate Change Technical Cooperation[1] "In Indonesia, the US Forest Service has a new partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Forests aimed at improving forest governance by strengthening ties between field operations and headquarters in order to manage and conserve forests on a landscape-scale. " References ↑ "US Forest Service Climate Change Technical Cooperation" Retrieved from

435

Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for  

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Agency/Company /Organization: Global Environment Facility Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Adaptation, Policies/deployment programs Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/ENVIRONMENT/Resources/DevCC1_Adaptation.pd Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Screenshot References: Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond[1] Overview "This paper identifies key challenges and solutions for carrying out

436

LBNL-Climate Change and International Studies | Open Energy Information  

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LBNL-Climate Change and International Studies LBNL-Climate Change and International Studies Jump to: navigation, search Name LBNL-Climate Change and International Studies Agency/Company /Organization Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector Energy, Land Topics Co-benefits assessment Resource Type Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/EA_C_I. References LBNL CC and Intl[1] "LBNL-Climate Change and International Studies program generates and interprets information to inform governments and international institutions on energy-related issues to help them formulate energy and environmental policies." References ↑ "LBNL CC and Intl" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=LBNL-Climate_Change_and_International_Studies&oldid=333866

437

The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico | Open Energy Information  

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Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Jump to: navigation, search Name The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Agency/Company /Organization Government of Mexico Sector Energy Topics Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.cop16.mx/assets/001 Country Mexico UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico[1] The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Screenshot "The study which the reader now holds, and which we are most pleased to present, will be of immense usefulness in orienting strategy and guidelines for public policy. We also hope that it will be the first of a number of serious and though roughly researched such studies undertaken in Mexico, with the backing and encouragement of a diversity of public and private,

438

Thermal emissions and climate change: a nuclear problem and a photovoltaic solution?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Global warming is a consequence of 'temperature forcing', a net imbalance between energy fluxes entering and leaving the global climate system and energy generation within this system. Humanity introduces positive forcings through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, agriculture, and increasingly thermal emissions - heat released as a result of energy generation and use. Up to now, climate change projections have neglected thermal emissions, and typically assume a peak in forcing due to GHG emissions around the middle of this century [1,2]. Here we show that, if humanity's future energy use grows at just 1% per year, slower than in recent history, and if thermal emissions are not controlled through changes in technology, the total forcing due to all emissions will not peak and decline significantly as currently predicted, but after a slight dip will continue to rise. This problem can be combated by geoengineering [3] and mitigated by renewable energy sources that minimize waste heat. Such approaches could be combi...

Cowern, Nick E B

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Phytomass change in the mountain forests of southern Siberia under climate warming  

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Phytomass change in the mountain forests of southern Siberia Phytomass change in the mountain forests of southern Siberia under climate warming Nadja M. Tchebakova (E-mail: ncheby@forest.akadem.ru) V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Robert A. Monserud (E-mail: rmonserud@fs.fed.us; Ph: +1-503-808-2059; Fax: +1-503-808- 2020) Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest Research Stations, USDA Forest Service, P.O. Box 3890, Portland, OR 97208-3890 USA. Corresponding author. Elena I. Parfenova (E-mail: lyeti@forest.akadem.ru) V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 28 February 2001 Abstract. Introduction: Mitigation of climate warming is related to carbon sequestration in vegetation

440

Climate impact metrics for energy technology evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The climate change mitigation potential of energy technologies depends on how their lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compare to global climate stabilization goals. Current methods for comparing technologies, which assess ...

Edwards, Morgan Rae

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A Change in the Climate: New Interpretations and Perceptions of Climate Change through Artistic Interventions and Representations  

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The uncertainties concerning climate change debated daily in the media polarize political leaders and the general public alike. While daily weather is something that can be experienced by everyone and changes in the weather can be accounted for ...

Lesley Duxbury

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and Implementing Activities: Experiences of Developing and Transition Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and Implementing Activities: Experiences of Developing and Transition Countries Focus Area: Energy Access Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: www.climatetech.net/pdf/Ccmethod.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/methods-climate-change-technology-tra Language: English

443

Climate change effects on forests: A critical review  

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While current projections of future climate change associated with increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases have a high degree of uncertainty, the potential effects of climate change on forests are of increasing concern. A number of studies based on forest simulation models predict substantial temperatures associated with increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. However, the structure of these computer models may cause them to overemphasize the role of climate in controlling tree growth and mortality. We propose that forest simulation models be reformulated with more realistic representations of growth responses to temperature, moisture, mortality, and dispersal. We believe that only when these models more accurately reflect the physiological bases of the responses of tree species to climate variables can they be used to simulate responses of forests to rapid changes in climate. We argue that direct forest responses to climate change projected by such a reformulated model may be less traumatic and more gradual than those projected by current models. However, the indirect effects of climate change on forests, mediated by alterations of disturbance regimes or the actions of pests and pathogens, may accelerate climate-induced change in forests, and they deserve further study and inclusion within forest simulation models.

Loehle, C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); LeBlanc, D. [Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN (United States). Dept. of Biology

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging the Divide Between Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Through  

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Bridging the Divide Between Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Through Bridging the Divide Between Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Through Sustainable and Innovative Energy Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Bridging the Divide Between Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Through Sustainable and Innovative Energy Technologies Agency/Company /Organization: Dr. Anilla Cherian Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications User Interface: Website Website: www.undp.ro/download/sustainable%20Innovative%20Energy%20Technologies% Cost: Free Language: English This expert report highlights the need to bridge the divide between climate change and poverty reduction through innovative energy technologies and to

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Climate Change Policy in Israel | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Policy in Israel Climate Change Policy in Israel Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Change Policy in Israel Agency/Company /Organization: Ministry of Environmental Protection of Israel Sector: Climate Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Case studies/examples Website: www.sviva.gov.il/Enviroment/Static/Binaries/index_pirsumim/p0618_1.pdf References: Climate Change Policy in Israel[1] Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an especially difficult challenge in Israel, a country with limited natural resources that is undergoing economic growth against a backdrop of continuous increases in both population and energy consumption. In order to meet the challenge, emphasis has been placed on building greenhouse gas emissions scenarios while

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South Africa - Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Economy |  

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Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa - Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Agency/Company /Organization Camco Sector Energy, Climate Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Economic Development Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://www.climateriskandoppor Country South Africa UN Region Southern Africa References South Africa - Climate Change[1] South Africa - Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Screenshot "The analysis contained in this report is focused on providing a framework and overview for evaluating the economic implications of climate change for South Africa. A further objective of the report is to act as a precursor

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Man-made climate change:Facts and fiction  

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Important issues about climate change are summarized and discussed: A large body of evidence shows that the world climate is getting warmer. Climate models give a consistent explanation of this observation once human-made emissions of greenhouse gases are taken into account. Furthermore, the main source of greenhouse gases comes from the burning of oil, gas and coal, mainly in the industrialized countries. Without any change of behaviour, the possible predicted consequences of this climate change for the coming decades are very disturbing. Today's (in)action's will have long-term consequences for the entire biosphere and the living conditions of many future generations. The combination of the various points related to the climate change leads to a final question: "For how long will Humanity continue to bury its head in the sand?"

Dittmar, M; Dittmar, Michael; Nicollerat, Anne-Sylvie

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks  

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail Climate Change and Chemical Risks Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change, according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C). The seven publications, which appeared in ET&C's January 2013 issue, present evidence that climate change could affect how chemicals are transported and cause toxicity in both ecosystems and people. These impacts could mean that chemical risk assessment practices will demand swift modification and adaptation. "Risk assessors and public health practitioners need to understand how climate change may alter chemical risks to people in the future," said one of the papers' lead authors John Balbus, M.D., who is leading the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences's (NIEHS) Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development projects. "Existing data sources and assumptions used in exposure and risk assessment may not apply. Environmental health researchers and risk assessors will need to consider interactions between climate-related stressors and chemical stressors and other ways that future risks may be changing," he added.

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate...  

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EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up Finance for Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: EBRD-Sustainable Energy Initiative: Scaling Up...

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Climate Change Mitigation: Climate, Health, and Equity Implications of the Visible and the Hidden  

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2007). "Effects of ethanol (E85) versus gasoline vehicles on2007) predicts that E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) mayto power vehicles. In fact, E85 may prove to have as much or

Shonkoff, Seth Berrin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Mitigation: Climate, Health, and Equity Implications of the Visible and the Hidden  

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ceramic wood stove with an internal combustion chamber, thencombustion coal (power generation) diesel fuel (on-road) Wood (

Shonkoff, Seth Berrin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENSO Amplitude Changes due to Climate Change Projections in Different Coupled Models  

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Four climate system models are chosen here for an analysis of ENSO amplitude changes in 4 × CO2 climate change projections. Despite the large changes in the tropical Pacific mean state, the changes in ENSO amplitude are highly model dependant. To ...

Sang-Wook Yeh; Ben P. Kirtman

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-lived pollutants in the Arctic: their climate impact and possible mitigation strategies  

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calculations. A small fossil fuel source was included forJ. Z. : Climate response of fossil fuel and bio- fuel soot,of these precursor gases include fossil fuel combustion and

Quinn, P.K.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) | Open  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to

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Initiatives Related to Climate Change in Ghana | Open Energy Information  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Initiatives Related to Climate Change in Ghana Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Initiatives Related to Climate Change in Ghana Agency/Company /Organization: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Sector: Energy, Land, Water, Climate Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Forestry Topics: Background analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Ghana-initiatives-mapping-climate- Country: Ghana Cost: Free UN Region: Western Africa

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Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit | Open Energy  

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Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Air Asia, International Resources Group (IRG), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ministry of Planning Sector: Land Focus Area: Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy, Transportation Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Pathways analysis, Policies/deployment programs Website: cleanairinitiative.org/portal/toolkitLGUs Country: Philippines UN Region: South-Eastern Asia References: CEnergy Toolkit[1]

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Using Weather Data and Climate Model Output in Economic Analyses of Climate Change  

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Economists are increasingly using weather data and climate model output in analyses of the economic impacts of climate change. This article introduces a set of weather data sets and climate models that are frequently used, discusses the most common mistakes economists make in using these products, and identifies ways to avoid these pitfalls. We first provide an introduction to weather data, including a summary of the types of datasets available, and then discuss five common pitfalls that empirical researchers should be aware of when using historical weather data as explanatory variables in econometric applications. We then provide a brief overview of climate models and discuss two common and significant errors often made by economists when climate model output is used to simulate the future impacts of climate change on an economic outcome of interest.

Auffhammer, Maximilian [University of California at Berkeley; Hsiang, Solomon M. [Princeton University; Schlenker, Wolfram [Columbia University; Sobel, Adam H. [Columbia University

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 A Department of Energy press release announcing that more than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated "National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change." Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 More Documents & Publications Secretary Chu Announces $620 Million for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects: Recovery Act Funding Will Upgrade the Electrical Grid, Save Energy, and Create Jobs

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future July 20, 2011 - 2:04pm Addthis November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy are helping states lead the way in an effort to promote low cost energy efficiency. More than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change. The action plan outlines strategies to help lower the growth in energy demand across the country by more than 50 percent, and shows ways to

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Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security Champions of Change |  

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Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security Champions of Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security Champions of Change Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security Champions of Change Addthis 1 of 7 Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), kicks-off Champions of Change to honor veterans for advancing clean energy and climate security. Image: Matty Greene, Energy Department. 2 of 7 Secretary Moniz and CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley watch remarks by White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough. Image: Matty Greene, Energy Department. 3 of 7 White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, addresses attendees at the Champions of Change event. Image: Matty Greene, Energy Department. 4 of 7 Secretary Moniz delivers remarks at the Champions of Change event. Image: Matty Greene, Energy Department.

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CO/sub 2/-induced climate change and forest resources  

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The objective of this paper is to examine potential forest responses to increases in atmospheric CO/sub 2/ and to CO/sub 2/-induced climate change. Forests both affect and respond to changes in atmospheric CO/sub 2/ and climate. Forests directly affect climate at the global scale by altering the earth's albedo, hydrological regimes, and atmospheric CO/sub 2/. At a local scale they can alter air temperature, humidity, and solar radiation. In turn, forests are affected by CO/sub 2/ and climate at many spatial and temporal scales. Forest responses to CO/sub 2/ and climate may be examined by using five biotic paradigms. Each paradigm has its own spatial and temporal scale and its own set of unique phenomena responsive to CO/sub 2/ and climate changes. We will first use these paradigms to review forest responses to CO/sub 2/ and climate. We will then describe the linkages between these paradigms and the implications of these linkages for future research on the impact of elevated atmospheric CO/sub 2/ and climate change on forest resources. 51 refs., 1 fig.

Graham, R.L.; Turner, M.G.; Dale, V.H.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observed and Projected Future Shifts of Climatic Zones in Europe and Their Use to Visualize Climate Change Information  

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A Web site questionnaire survey in Finland suggested that maps illustrating projected shifts of Köppen climatic zones are an effective visualization tool for disseminating climate change information. The climate classification is based on ...

Kirsti Jylhä; Heikki Tuomenvirta; Kimmo Ruosteenoja; Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts; Krista Keisu; Juha A. Karhu

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center COMMUNITYBASED CLIMATE  

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A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center Climate Action Coalition DISCLAIMER This paper was prepared as the result of work sponsored for the information in this paper; nor does any party represent that the uses of this information will not infringe

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Possible Impacts of Climate Change on Wind Gusts under Downscaled Future Climate Conditions over Ontario, Canada  

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Hourly/daily wind gust simulation models and regression-based downscaling methods were developed to assess possible impacts of climate change on future hourly/daily wind gust events over the province of Ontario, Canada. Since the climate/weather ...

Chad Shouquan Cheng; Guilong Li; Qian Li; Heather Auld; Chao Fu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change  

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Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Technology Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Technology June 9, 2005 - 1:42pm Addthis Secretary Bodman Announces $100 Million to MoveCarbon Sequestration Technology "From the Lab to the Field" WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman in a speech before the National Coal Council in Washington, DC today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $100 million to further develop carbon sequestration technologies used to capture and permanently store greenhouse gases. The research is part of President Bush's Global Climate Change Initiative, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 18 percent by 2012 in part through the development of significant

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Methane Hydrates and Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Hydrates and Climate Change Hydrates and Climate Change Methane Hydrates and Climate Change Methane hydrates store huge volumes of methane formed by the bacterial decay of organic matter or leaked from underlying oil and natural gas deposits. The active formation of methane hydrates in the shallow crust prevents methane, a greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere. On the other hand, warming of arctic sediments or ocean waters has the potential to cause methane hydrate to dissociate, releasing methane into the deepwater sediments, the ocean or atmosphere. DOE is conducting research to understand the mechanisms and volumes involved in these little-studied processes. DOE environmental and climate change research projects related to Arctic methane hydrate deposits include: Characterization of Methane Degradation and Methane-Degrading

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Testing Distributed Parameter Hypotheses for the Detection of Climate Change  

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A general statistical methodology, based on testing alternative distributed parameter hypotheses, is proposed as a method for deciding whether or not anthropogenic influences are causing climate change. This methodology provides a framework for ...

Haroon S. Kheshgi; Benjamin S. White

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Climate Responses to Changes in Antarctic Intermediate Water  

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The global impact of changes in Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) properties is demonstrated using idealized perturbation experiments in a coupled climate model. Properties of AAIW were altered between 10° and 20°S in the Atlantic, Pacific, and ...

Jennifer A. Graham; David P. Stevens; Karen J. Heywood

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating climate change into corporate business strategies. Conference proceedings  

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This document contains the papers presented at the International Climate Change Conference and Technologies Exhibition June 12-13, 1997. Topics include energy supply and electricity generation; forestry and agriculture; and the chemical, energy, and manufacturing industries.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance | Open Energy  

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Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Name Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Agency/Company /Organization Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, -LEDS Website http://www.africa-adapt.net/aa Country Mozambique UN Region Eastern Africa References ACCRA[1] Overview "ACCRA is an exciting and ambitious consortium working to improve our understanding of adaptive capacity. It is made up of Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Save the Children Alliance, Care International and World Vision International and funded by DFID. We have developed an

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Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change  

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Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Jump to: navigation, search Name Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Agency/Company /Organization United States Agency for International Development, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.forestcarbonportal. Country Cambodia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References REDD Cambodia Case Study[1] Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Screenshot

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Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms | Open Energy  

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Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for LDCs and SVEs in Africa Agency/Company /Organization: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Finance, Implementation Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: ictsd.org/downloads/2010/03/aft-and-climate-change-financing-mechanism UN Region: "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment | Open Energy  

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Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development Sector: Energy Topics: Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.usaid.gov/rdma/documents/RDMA_Asia-Pacific_Climate_Change_Adaptati Country: China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu UN Region: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References: Asia-Pacific Adaptation Assessment[1]

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Modeling the Impact of Warming in Climate Change Economics  

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Any economic analysis of climate change policy requires some model that describes the impact of warming on future GDP and consumption. Most integrated assessment models (IAMs) relate temperature to the level of real GDP ...

Pindyck, Robert S.

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Interactive chemistry and climate models in global change studies  

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Continually increasing atmospheric concentrations of radiatively important chemical species such as CO2, CH4, N2O, tropospheric O3, and certain halocarbons most likely will cause future climate changes, which could in turn ...

Wang, Chien.; Prinn, Ronald G.

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Global climate change: Social and economic research issues  

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This workshop was designed to bring together a group of scholars, primarily from the social sciences, to explore research that might help in dealing with global climate change. To illustrate the state of present understanding, it seemed useful to focus this workshop on three broad questions that are involved in coping with climate change. These are: (1) How can the anticipated economic costs and benefits of climate change be identified; (2) How can the impacts of climate change be adjusted to or avoided; (3) What previously studied models are available for institutional management of the global environment? The resulting discussions may (1) identify worthwhile avenues for further social science research, (2) help develop feedback for natural scientists about research information from this domain needed by social scientists, and (3) provide policymakers with the sort of relevant research information from the social science community that is currently available. Individual papers are processed separately for the database.

Rice, M.; Snow, J.; Jacobson, H. [eds.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Have Disaster Losses Increased Due to Anthropogenic Climate Change?  

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The increasing impact of natural disasters over recent decades has been well documented, especially the direct economic losses and losses that were insured. Claims are made by some that climate change has caused more losses, but others assert ...

Laurens M. Bouwer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Amazon Deforestation and Climate Change in a Coupled Model Simulation  

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The effects of Amazon deforestation on climate change are investigated using twin numerical experiments of an atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) with prescribed global sea surface temperature and the same AGCM coupled to an ocean GCM (...

Paulo Nobre; Marta Malagutti; Domingos F. Urbano; Roberto A. F. de Almeida; Emanuel Giarolla

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adapting to Climate Change in Wisconsin Strategies for Conservation Professionals  

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by atmosphere (34% ) Radiated by atmosphere as heat (66%) Heat radiated by the earth Heat Troposphere Lower range of probable climate change GCM grid Downscaled (8x8 km) gr

Sheridan, Jennifer

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The Media and Public Perceptions of Climatic Change  

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This paper reports on the role of the media in shaping public perceptions of climatic change in Canada. The results of an exploratory questionnaire survey in southern Ontario revealed that a large proportion of respondents believe that the ...

Michael R. Harrison

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Roles in the Global Climate Change Issue  

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Events in 1988 helped focus the attention of several states on the global climate change issue. Consequently, the National Governors’ Association conducted an assessment in 1989 and recommended various actions. By 1994, 22 states have enacted ...

Stanley A. Changnon

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Putting climate change and human health science into practice  

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Putting climate change and human health science into practice Print E-mail Landsat Data Continuity Mission Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global...

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