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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1992
STATES AND PROVINCES
British Columbia inventory. (See News Notes, this GLOBAL
CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST issue--June 1992.) The first report below is an
overview of the B.C. Clean Air Strategy, available at no charge from Air
Resources Branch, Min. Environ., Lands & Parks, 777 Broughton St., Victoria,
B.C. V8V 1X5, Can. (800-665-7120 or 604-387-9933). The other four are detailed
documents for sale by Crown Public. Inc., 546 Yates St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1K8
(604-386-0221). A booklet summarizing those reports will soon be available from
the Air Resources Branch.
Ensuring Clean Air: Developing a Clean Air Strategy for British Columbia,
45 pp., Apr. 1992. Provides information for those interested in participating in
development of the strategy: air quality issues of importance; views expressed
by stakeholders at a 1991 conference; the process for developing the strategy;
some anticipated outcomes.
Evaluation of CO2 Management Measures, ARA Consulting Group,
150 pp., Apr. 1992. Evaluates abatement potential, cost-effectiveness, and
nonmonetary barriers to potential policies applicable to: forest management,
pulp and paper, road transportation, the residential and agricultural sectors,
electricity generation, and CO2 extraction and engineering.
British Columbia Emission Inventory of Nitrogen Oxides, Volatile Organic
Compounds and Ozone (NOx/VOC/O3) as Greenhouse Gases, Concord Environ.
Corp., 200 pp., Apr. 1992. Presents an emission inventory and recommends
management measures. These gases contribute a small fraction of the greenhouse
warming potential for the province. The most probable reduction measures, mainly
in road transportation, would reduce anthropogenic emissions by at most about
An Inventory and Analysis of Control Measures for Methane for
British Columbia, Levelton & Assoc. et al., 200 pp., Oct. 1991. The
inventory portion estimates 1990 and 2005 emissions from natural and
anthropogenic sources (landfills, manure, natural gas and oil industries,
domestic animals, prescribed fires, mobile and stationary combustion sources,
Ozone Depleting Greenhouse Gases in British Columbia, Peat, Marwick,
Stevenson & Kellog, 100 pp., Apr. 1992. Evaluates banked volumes, annual
consumption and emissions; investigates possible control options.
Global Climate Change: Management Strategies for Wisconsin, E.
Mosher et al., 33 pp., Dec. 1991, no charge. Bureau Air Mgmt., Wisc. Dept. Nat.
Resour., POB 7921, Madison WI 53707 (608-266-2621).
Although uncertain, the potential consequences of climate change for the
state are serious enough to warrant action now and planning for climatic change.
Emissions of greenhouse gases should be reduced through actions which also have
other significant economic and environmental benefits, such as energy efficiency
and increased forest productivity. Additional research and monitoring is needed;
the existing Acid Deposition Research Council should be expanded and
reconstituted. Public information and involvement programs should be developed.
Forest and agroforest production (including tree planting) should be increased.
Proceedings: EPA/NGA Workshop on Global Climate and State Actions,
December 3-4, 1990 (EPA/600/9-91/024), B. Wells, Ed., 1991. NTIS:
Highlights state and federal actions explored at a workshop sponsored by the
National Governor's Association and the U.S. EPA. Many state governments are
wasting no time working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; nearly all methods
being used produce other benefits as well, and reflect a broad concern with
environmental and energy issues.
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