In This Issue:
"CLIMATE CHANGE: THEN AND NOW"
Remarks by Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change at the 2003 Annual Environmental Council of the States Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 11, 2003. Read the full speech.
STATE AND LOCAL GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION PROGRAMS
This database contains information on state and local programs that directly or indirectly result in net greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The database currently contains 42 case studies of programs from 27 states. Three new case studies have been added from California, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
PEW CENTER REPORT EXAMINES FUTURE U.S. ENERGY SCENARIOS
Absent a mandatory carbon cap, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are likely to rise across a wide range of possible energy futures, according to a recent report released by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, "U.S. Energy Scenarios for the 21st Century." The report discusses three divergent paths for U.S. energy supply and use from 2000 through 2035, and the effect of climate policy on the three scenarios. It also includes assessments of key energy technologies for the future.
A new Pew Center initiative, "Beyond Kyoto: Advancing the International Effort Against Climate Change," examines core challenges in mobilizing an effective international response to climate change. Phase one of the initiative is a set of six "think pieces" by former negotiators and other climate experts from developed and developing countries. Working drafts of the papers are now available for review and comment (through September 1, 2003) on the Pew Center's website: