Climate Change Policy
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Addressing the absurd inability to transfer the importance of climate change into actual policy actions. As an illustration, this curation will look mainly at the EU and the US.
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CRS: Climate Change: Comparison and Analysis of S. 1151 and the Draft "Climate and Economy Insurance Act of 2005", July 18, 2005 - WikiLeaks

A number of congressional proposals to advance programs designed to reduce greenhouse gases have been introduced in the 109th Congress. These have generally followed one of three tracks. The first is to improve the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions - in order to provide a basis for research and development and for any potential future reduction scheme. The second is to enact a market-oriented greenhouse gas reduction program along the lines of the trading provisions of the current acid rain reduction program established by the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. The third is to enact energy and related programs that would also have the added effect of reducing greenhouse gases; an example would be a requirement that electricity producers generate a portion of their electricity from renewable resources (a renewable portfolio standard). This report focuses on the second category of bills, specifically comparing the major provisions of two proposals that received attention during the Senate's debate on the Senate version of H.R. 6 - The Energy Policy Act of 2005.

 

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CRS: Global Climate Change: Status of Negotiations, June 17, 2008 - WikiLeaks

The broad array of climate change issues, as described by UNFCCC, briefly discussed in this report, has been described by some as comprising perhaps the most complex negotiations ever undertaken internationally.

 

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