February 28, 2007
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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1997
The Canada Country Study: Climate Impacts and Adaptation,
1997-1998 (Environ. Canada). Summaries available at
for full copies contact the Environment Canada Inquiry Center.
This national assessment of potential climate impacts was launched in
summer 1996. Environment Canada worked with 55 experts from government,
industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations, who reviewed
current knowledge and identified what new knowledge is urgently needed.
For the first time, provides guidance for policy makers in all sectors of
society, through three major components:
(1) Six regional scientific reports. (Release began in June 1997, and
will be complete this fall.)
(2) A national volume of twelve sectoral studies.
(3) A national volume of eight reports on cross-cutting issues (changing
landscapes, costing, domestic trade and commerce, extra-territorial
issues, extreme events, integrated air issue, sustainability, and two
Components (2) and 3) will be released in winter 1997-98. The regional
reports released to date are Responding to Global Climate Change in
the British Columbia and Yukon Region (June), ...Québec
(October), ...the Prairies (October), ...the Atlantic Provinces
Canada and the State of the Planet-Annual Report 1996-1997, M.
Keating, 100 pp., 1997, CDN$12.95 (Oxford Univ. Press, English Ed.;
Editions MultiMondes, French Ed.)
Prepared for the Canadian Global Change Program as the nation's first
concise, annual report on global environmental changes that are affecting
the lives and future of Canadians. Intended to be the summit of the global
information pyramid in a Canadian context, and essential reading for
staying on top of global trends. Covers both environmental trends and the
social and economic forces involved.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Additional Benefits (Changes,
Issue No. 4), E. Haites, 20 pp., Nov. 1996 (CGCP). Also available online.
Describes the nature and magnitude of actions to limit climate change
that have other environmental or economic benefits for Canada, and should
be incorporated into Canada's national action plan.
Federal Actions on Climate Change--Next Steps (96/117), Dec. 1996.
Contact Susan Copeland, Natural Resources Canada (tel: 613 947 4105).
A list of 45 specific initiatives developed with Environment Canada and
released at a Dec. 1996 meeting of federal and provincial energy and
Canada and Climate Change: Responding to Challenges and
Opportunities--A Submission to Canada's Federal and Provincial Ministers
of Energy and Environment, Nov. 1996 (CGCP). Available online.
Jointly prepared by the Canadian Global Change Program and the Canadian
Climate Program Board, with input from a broad cross section of Canadian
researchers, academics, and governmental scientists. Canada is failing to
take advantage of "no regrets" emission-reduction measures, such
as eliminating policies that distort energy prices. A strong climate
policy would enhance the country's international competitiveness.
Ministers should initiate studies of longer-term policy measures that will
be necessary, and should place more emphasis on adaptation, since some
degree of climate change is probable.
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