February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1995
NATIONAL & STATE PERSPECTIVES
Performance Reviews. A series that examines environmental
trends and conditions in Member countries, and conducts peer
reviews of the progress toward improvement. Uses broad economic
and environmental data to support the reviews. To obtain copies
contact OECD Pubs., 2001 L St. NW, S-700, Washington DC 20036
(202 785 6323); or OECD, 2, rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex
16, France (tel: 33 1 45 24 82 00); or other OECD outlets. Each
report costs $29/DM49/FF170. In addition to those listed below,
reviews are in preparation for the Netherlands and Poland.
. . .Iceland, 127 pp., June 1993.
. . .Germany, 227 pp., June 1993.
. . .Norway, 150 pp., Nov. 1993.
. . .Portugal, 108 pp., Nov. 1993.
. . .Italy, Nov. 1994.
. . .United Kingdom, Nov. 1994. According to Intl.
Environ. Reporter (p. 949, Nov. 16, 1994), although the U.K.
is now committed at the highest levels of government to
environmental protection and sustainable development, it has yet
to make extensive use of economic instruments as part of
environmental policy. However, no significant achievements have
been seen with respect to NOx, CO2, VOC, and
Indicators. OECD Core Set, 160 pp., 1994, $22/FF115/DM35.
Published by OECD, address above.
Contains information for all OECD countries to use as a
primary tool for reviewing performance on climate change,
acidification and other problems.
Climate Change Agenda: An Indian Perspective, 1994, $62.
Order from TERI (Tata Energy Res. Inst.), 7 Jor Bagh, New Delhi
110 003, India, or 16600 Wilson Blvd., S. 500, Arlington VA
Impact of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Australia,
Bur. Industry Econ., Dec. 1994.
Suggests that the "no regrets" policy in the
National Greenhouse Response Strategy is likely to achieve only
30% of Australia's emission reduction commitment under the
climate change convention.
Climate Change Action Plan for Illinois, Task Force on Global
Climate Change, 50 pp., June 1994. Contact ENR Clearinghouse,
Dept. Energy & Natural Resour., 325 W. Adams St., Rm. 300,
Springfield IL 62074 (tel: 217 785 2800; fax: 217 785 2618).
Recommends emission reduction strategies such as improvements
in energy efficiency and conservation programs, expansion of tree
planting, and testing the cost effectiveness of joint
implementation. Notes that the national research program lacks
attention to policy-relevant climate issues critical to Illinois,
such as economic, social and environmental impacts of climate
change. More state-focused monitoring and applied research are
needed. Other actions, considered insurance policies, include
revision of water laws to deal with scarcity, consideration of
climate change in the design of infrastructure, and development
of educational materials.
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