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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1995

REPORTS...
GENERAL INTEREST & POLICY


Item #d95mar47

Global Climate Change: The USAID Response. A Report to Congress, 44 pp. (plus several appendices), June 1994. Available from U.S. Agency for Intl. Development (G/ENV/EET), Washington DC 20523 (703 875 4465.

Prepared in response to a request, from the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, for a description of the Agency's planned activities to combat global climate change. The Agency's strategies and programs are grounded in its post-cold-war mandate for sustainable development. These will promote implementation of energy efficient technologies, renewable energy facilities, and low-carbon energy systems; foster sound forestry and natural resources management; and implement advanced information technologies.


Item #d95mar48

Implementing the European CO2 Commitment: A Joint Policy Proposal, H.O. Bergesen, M. Grubb et al., approx. 50 pp., Feb. 1995, $10.95. Order from: Brookings Inst., Dept. 029, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20042 (tel: 800 275 1447, 202 797 6258); Intl. Book Distributors, Campus 400, Maylands Ave., Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7EZ, UK.

Members of five leading European institutions argue that Europe does not have a clear potential to lead the international process on the formation of global strategies to deal with climate changes. Leadership will only be achieved by taking a fresh approach that complements and reinforces national efforts.


Item #d95mar49

U.S. Country Studies Program: Support for Climate Change Studies. Progress Report; Draft Version, 57 pp., Jan. 1995. Contact U.S. Country Studies Mgmt. Team (PO-63), 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC 20585 (tel: 202 426 1628; fax: 202 426 1540; e-mail: csmt@igc.org).

A summary of the administrative, financial, and technical information about the program that will serve as a guide to accessing further details. (See NEWS NOTES.)


Item #d95mar50

The Carbon Bomb: Climate Change and the Fate of Northern Boreal Forests, K. Jardine, 1995. Available from Greenpeace Intl., Keizersgracht 176, DW1016, Amsterdam, Neth. (See: "Finger on the Carbon Pulse: Climate Change and the Boreal Forests," K. Jardine, The Ecologist, 24(6), 220-224, Nov.-Dec. 1994.)


Item #d95mar51

Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1994 Assessment, Dec. 1994. Order from UNEP (U.N. Environ. Prog.), POB 30552, Nairobi, Kenya.

This report was discussed in Global Climate Change Digest (NEWS, p. 9, Oct. 1994), and is now available.


Item #d95mar52

State of the World 1995, L.R. Brown et al., 350 pp., Jan. 1995, $11.95. Published in 27 languages. All data, graphs and charts are available on computer disk, with a free copy of the report, for $89. Order from Worldwatch Inst., 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036 (202 452 1999).

In this 12th edition, major sections are devoted to nature's limits, harnessing the sun and wind, creating a sustainable materials economy, making better buildings, and forging a new global partnership.


Item #d95mar53

Technical Review of Externalities Issues (EPRI TR-104813), 142 pp., Dec. 1994, $200 U.S./$1000 elsewhere (to EPRI nonmembers). Order from EPRI (Electric Power Res. Inst.), Research Rep. Ctr., POB 50490, Palo Alto CA 94303 (415 965 4081).

One of the four papers is "Climate Change, the Marginal Cost of CO2 Emissions, and the Implications for CO2 Emissions Adders." These adders are discussed terms of current use and are contrasted with results of four recent studies. According to recent research, damage-based adders for CO2 are significantly lower than those based on control costs that are currently in regulatory use.


Item #d95mar54

Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science, Jan. 1995, $11.95. Contact Environ. Health Ctr., Natl. Safety Council, 1019 19th St. NW, S. 401, Washington DC 20036 (202 293 2270, ext. 6272).

Contains background information to assist journalists on the causes and consequences of climate change, environmental and health effects of ozone depletion, and areas of agreement and disagreement on these topics. Also addresses situations journalists may encounter when reporting on scientific issues, and what scientists expect from reporters.


Item #d95mar55

Africa and Global Change (L'Afrique et le changement global), 55 pp., 1994. Available from Intl. Geosphere-Biosphere Prog. (IGBP) Secretariat, Royal Swed. Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-104 05 Stockholm, Swed. (tel: 46 815 0430; fax: 46 816 6405).

Summarizes a conference (Niamey, Niger, Nov. 1992). In English and French.

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