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Greenhouse gases -- Government policy

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View Resource United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

President Clinton's remarks to the National Geographic Society were particularly interesting in that they were made at the time of the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC. The UNFCCC site contains information about this meeting, along with a limited amount of information about the upcoming COP-3 meeting in December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. The site provides sections on global warming, emissions data, a large...
View Resource Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

This report, Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, was produced upon request by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report outlines "good practice guidance" suggestions, intended to help countries produce realistic inventories with as few uncertainties as is...
View Resource Climate Change and Politics: The US Abandons Kyoto

Last week, the Bush administration announced that it would not sign the Kyoto Protocol, provoking harsh criticism around the world and in the US. Immediately following the Bush announcement, the Senate voted against Bush's wish to cut funding for climate change programs. The Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 addition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is an international agreement...
View Resource An Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification Issues

This resource from the Pew Center for Global Change's Website is a publication dealing with how leading industrial firms inventory and verify their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Most corporations are interested in reducing GHG output and are monitoring their emissions, but the next step is to have third-party verification of their GHG output and reduction. This new report, intended to guide...
View Resource Critical UN Conference on Greenhouse Gases Begins

Yesterday at the Hague, delegates from over 160 nations began meeting to try to hammer out details of the 1997 Kyoto agreement which mandated that nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to pre-1990 levels by the year 2012. This sixth session of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change will have to overcome significant obstacles if delegates are to emerge with an agreement within the...