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"Environmental Performance Review of Japan"

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Rather than suggesting a strategy for improvement, this article observes a country that is not doing well with conservation an sustainability. Because Japan has dense and concentrated metropolitan areas, there is high energy consumption with little regulation. There has been some improvement, but this article reviews the extent to which that improvement has changed Japan's energy consumption. I chose this article because it demonstrates the attempts of a country that does not have the social tendencies to support the "green" efforts. I thought it would be helpful for me to see what is not working vs. what is working. 

 

MLA:

"Environmental Performance Review of Japan." The OECD Environment Programme, n.d. Web. 5 July 2013.

 

Link:

http://www.oecd.org/environment/country-reviews/2110905.pdf

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"Greenhouse gas emissions in Norway: do carbon taxes work?"

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This source discusses a specific strategy for regulating carbon emissions through carbon taxing. Carbon taxing is a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels. While Norway has not seen much improvement on the carbon emission, there has been improvement on the emissions per unit. I will use this source as a specific example of the regulations on carbon emissions. Because there are positives and negatives to this process, it will be perfect for evaluation of success in the United States.

 

MLA:

Bruvoll, Annegrete. "Greenhouse gas emissions in Norway: do carbon taxes work?" Energy Policy. (2007). Web. 05 July 2013.

 

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http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/science/article/pii/S0301421503001514

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"UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme"

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This website describes the United Nation's approach to resource efficiency and sustainability. This website offers solutions, information about global climate change, and it addresses environmental concerns on a global level. I think that this site is necessary for my research as it shows how countries in the United Nations are working together to protect the environment. I will use this site to research the latest highlights in global conservation, and I will use it to discover which countries I should explore further. 

 

MLA:

"United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home Page." United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2013. Link:http://www.unep.org/

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“The Suicidal Planet: How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe”

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This text from the MATC library exposes the blunt realities of global climate change. Instead of focusing on the United States, the author highlights carbon emission around the globe. The text also offers tactics for global climate change reversal on a micro and macro level. The shift in attention to the entire globe makes the issue a common problem, rather than putting the burden on the shoulders of one country. I will use this text to explore climate change as a global phenomenon, and see what issues and solutions various countries have in common. 

 

 

MLA:

Hillman, Mayer, Tina Fawcett, and Sudhir Chella Rajan. The Suicidal Planet: How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe. New York: Thomas Dunne /St. Martin's, 2007. Print.

 

 

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Available at MATC library.

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"Deep Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in Europe: Exploring Different Options"

Curator’s Comment: Many countries only explore low-cost options when it comes to green house gas emission mitigation. However, most European countries are opting to explore options that are  more costly today, but may be more beneficial in the long run. This article explores and compares various options for mitigation, while also determining their cost to benefit. I will use this article to look at costs and benefits of each strategy of conservation. MLA: Deetman, Sebastiaan, ed.  “Deep Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in Europe: Exploring Different Options.” SciVerse Science Direct. (2012). Web. 18 Jun 2013. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/science/article/pii/S0301421512010294
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"UNECE: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe"

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This organization was created along with four other global organizations to evaluate the economy of Europe and its participation in the global market. Since, it has expanded to other areas, and it is used to evaluate countries' environmental impacts. It creates environmental treaties so that countries are able to work together to help the environment. Countries go through evaluations that are recognized and evaluated by this organization. I will use this to explore the roots of the laws that are put into place by individual countries. This will help me see where the most effective and least effective strategies are. 

 

MLA:

"Environmental Policy - Home - UNECE." Environmental Policy - Home - UNECE. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2013.

 

Link:

http://www.unece.org/env/welcome.html

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"What makes Latvia a leader in the 2012 Environmental Performance Index?"

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This article explores the Environmental Performance Index of Latvia. EPI is used to guage how sustainable and eco-friendly individual countries are. Latvia has proven to promote environmental health and biodiversity. There are low sulfur dioxide emissions, and the country continues to get closer and closer to its target score. I chose this article because it demonstrates that environmental performance is a social issue as well as a political issue. There is a large social emphasis on sustainability which promotes "green" goals. 

 

MLA:

"What Makes Latvia a Leader in the 2012 Environmental Performance Index? Environmental Performance Index." Environmental Performance Index. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 July 2013.

 

Link:

http://epi.yale.edu/community/blog/2013/01/25/what-makes-latvia-leader-2012-environmental-performance-index

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“Improving energy consumption structure: A comprehensive assessment of fossil energy subsidies reform in China”

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This text reviews a theoretical solution to the consumption of fossil fuels in China. The article reviews the strategy and possible economic, social, and environmental effects that it may have. While this tactic has not yet been put into motion, it does offer insight on how it can be done. This could be a possible strategy for other counties as well. I will use this text to see how research and a proposal is constructed. While it is helpful to see what countries are doing, it is also beneficial to see what they have yet to do. 

 

MLA:

Hong Li, Wei Liu. "Improving energy consumption structure: A comprehensive assessment of fossil energy subsidies in China." Energy Policy. (2007). Web. 5 July 2013.

 

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http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/science/article/pii/S0301421511002965

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“Handbook of Global Environmental Politics”

Curator’s Comment: This text contains articles referencing global environmental politics. Included is information regarding research and theories regarding global sustainability. There are references to costs and benefits of various programs. This also offers information and strategies from all areas of the globe, and it is not limited to the obviously innovative counties. I will use this information by evaluating each area of the globe and finding techniques that have the least cost with greatest benefit. MLA: Dauvergne, Peter. Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Pub, 2013. Internet resource. Link: http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu:2057/book/elgargep
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"A Sustainable Framework for Biofuels in Europe"

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Europe has been very active in exploring the biofuel option to sustainability. Biofuel can be described as energy that is produced from living things that does not have the detrimental carbon emission that fossil fuels can have. In this article, there are descriptions of the various options that EU may have when incorporating biofuels, and there are explanations of their cost vs. their benefit. I will use this in my research by referencing the various tactics and determining the effectiveness of the practice. 

 

MLA:

Linares, Pedro, ed. "A Sustainable Framework for Biofuels in Europe." SciVerse Science Direct. (2012). Web. 18 Jun 2013.

 

Link:

http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/science/article/pii/S030142151200866X

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