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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1994
REPORTS... OF GENERAL INTEREST
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Our Changing Planet: The FY 1995 U.S. Global
Change Research Program, 132 pp., 1994. Obtain from Global
Change Research Info. Off., 1825 K St. NW, S. 805, Washington DC
20006 (tel: 202-775-6607; fax: 202-775-6622; e-mail:
Prepared as a supplement to President Clinton's 1995 budget,
this report elaborates on the proposed $1.8 billion to be
allocated for global change research in the U.S. Included would
be continued planning for launching the Earth Observing System of
satellites; support for international land- and ocean-based
research; support for modeling long-term changes in climate and
ozone; development of new programs in social, economic and policy
sciences, and in integrated assessment.
Climate Change: A Threat to Peace (Conflict
Studies 272), N. Brown (Oxford Ctr. for Environ., Ethics and
Society, Mansfield, U.K.), 28 pp., 1994, Ј10/$25. Available from
Res. Inst. for Study of Conflict and Terrorism (RISCT), 136 Baker
St., London W1M 1FH, UK (tel: 071-224-2659; fax: 071-486-3064).
Reviews how climate change over the centuries has affected
crop production, population movements, and war and peace.
Criticizes piecemeal studies of problem areas which fail to
address related global issues, and suggests that ecology must be
accepted as a subject central to the discussion of international
security and strategic studies.
Climate Change in Asia (10 volumes), A.
Qureshi et al., 1994. Contact Climate Institute, 324 Fourth St.
NE, Washington DC 20002 (tel: 202-547-0104; fax: 202-547-0111).
Teams of experts studied Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri
Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and The Philippines. Based on
IPCC mid-level scenarios, climate change is likely to have
significant impacts in all eight countries, particularly in
coastal areas. In addition, greenhouse gas emissions are likely
to increase in all these countries. Response strategies include
mitigation, and especially energy efficiency. All involved
governments have either endorsed or plan to endorse the study.
Verification 1994--Arms Control, Peacekeeping and
the Environment, J.B. Poole, R. Guthrie, Eds., 1994, Ј35.
Contact VERTIC, Carrara House, 20 Embankment Pl., London WC2N
6NN, UK (tel: +44 71 925 0867; fax: +44 71 925 0861).
Reviews events of 1993, primarily related to nuclear matters.
However, also covers the Convention on Biodiversity, developments
in verification technologies, and monitoring environmental
agreements by satellite.
Managing the Environment with Rapid
Industrialisation: Lessons from the East Asian Experience,
OECD, 218 pp., 1994, $27/FF155/DM46.
Compares environmental management in five Asian high economic
performers (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia).
Although growth has heavily strained their environments, these
countries have made some progress toward limiting environmental
damage. Unconventional approaches are being used, as are
voluntary agreements, and economic instruments . Greater emphasis
needs to be placed on prevention, innovative financial schemes,
and low-cost abatement methods.
OECD Environmental Performance Review: Japan,
210 pp., 1994, $29 (OECD).
Examines efforts by Japan to meet domestic policy objectives
as welll as international commitments such as the climate
covention. Topics include integrating environmental and economic
decision making, international issues, pollution reduction,
enhancing the quality of life, urban amenities and nature
Environment and Taxation: The Cases of the
Netherlands, Sweden and the United States, 144 pp., 1994, $20
Presents case studies of environmental taxes in these
countries, considering the introduction of carbon taxes as a
important item on the political agenda. However, the environment
may actually be suffering because current taxes relating to
transport, energy and agriculture have inappropriate structures.
The Distributive Effects of Economic Instruments
for Environmental Policy, 139 pp., 1994, $24 (OECD).
Reviews available evidence, proposes a methodology by
providing an analytical framework and check list of issues to be
considered, and identifies a series of measures to alleviate
possible regressive impacts.
Millennium Project Feasibility Study Phase I
Report, 151 pp., 1994, $25 (print version)/$10 WPWIN 5.1
diskette. Order from American Council for the United Nations
University, 4421 Garrison St. NW, Washington DC 20016 (tel/fax:
202-686-5179; email: email@example.com).
(See News Notes.) Phase I, funded by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, linked futurists and scholars throughout the
world through two Delphi studies.
A Regional Response to Global Climate Change: New
England and Eastern Canada (Clim. Change Dig. No. CCD 94-03),
N. Houtman, 25 pp., 1994, single copies, no charge. In French and
English. Available from Clim. Products. & Pubs. Div., Atmos.
Environ. Serv., 4905 Dufferin St., Downsview ON M3H 5T4, Can.
(416-739-4331). Complete symposium proceedings can be purchased
from N. Houtman, Water Resour. Prog., Univ. Maine, 5715 Coburn
Hall, Orono, ME 04469.
Summarizes the fifth in a series of Canada-U.S. symposia
(Portland, Maine, May 1993). Climate change in this region would
have broad economic and ecological impacts. Although future
resource impacts are highly uncertain, policy decisions should be
beneficial in their own right, and in the face of present
variations in climate. Makes recommendations relating to:
diversification of the natural-resources-based economy; risks to
human health, ecological communities and economic infrastructure;
and information developing and sharing.
New publications from CSERGE. Contact Publications
Secy., Ctr. Social & Econ. Res. on the Global Environment,
Univ. E. Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK (tel: 0603-593176, ext 2642;
fax: 0603-250588). GEC papers cost $9/Ј5; PA papers cost $4/Ј2.
Evaluating the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(GEC 94-01), S. Frankhauser, 48 pp., 1994.
The Precautionary Principle in U.K. Environmental Law and
Policy (GEC 94-11), A. Jordan, T. O'Riordan, 31 pp., 1994.
Climate Change Policy and International Trade (GEC
94-12), S. Barrett, 40 pp., 1994.
Valuing the Environment: Past Practice, Future Prospect (PA
94-02), D. Pearce, 22 pp., 1994.
The Clean Coal Technology Program--Lessons
Learned (DOE/FE-0315P), 45 pp. + appendices, 1994. Contact S.
Clayton, Program Manager; 301-903-9429. Or obtain copies from
Off. Sci. Tech. Info., US-DOE, POB 62, Oak Ridge TN 37831; or
from NTIS (National Technical Information Service), 5285 Port
Royal Rd., Springfield VA 22161 (703-487-4650).
Prepared by the US-DOE Office of Clean Coal Technology and
reviewed by project participants from the private sector.
Conclusions can generally be extended to other programs involving
government-private sector cooperation to develop and introduce
new technologies into the commercial market to address societal
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