December 5, 2007 E-Newsletter

Pew Center on Global Climate Change                                                           E-Newsletter

                                    December 5, 2007
In This Issue
:: Feature: New Regional Impacts Report
:: Letter from Eileen Claussen
:: Congressional
:: Pew's Perspective
:: Upcoming Events
:: States
:: International
:: Business
:: Donating to the Pew Center
 

Regional Impacts coverFeature

Regional Impacts Report Released 
With world attention focusing on international climate talks in Bali, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change releases a new report detailing significant impacts of climate change already occurring in the United States.
The report, "Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Four Case Studies in the United States," provides information about impacts in specific regions of the U.S. The report focuses on the following four regions:
  • Midwestern Cities
  • Western U.S.
  • Gulf Coast
  • Chesapeake Bay
Letter from Eileen Claussen
The Pew Center's President shares her thoughts on the international climate talks in Bali.   

Congresshillional

Eileen Claussen testifies before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on reducing U.S. emissions cost-effectively. (November 15, 2007)
Testimony of Eileen Claussen to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the need to restore U.S. leadership in international climate negotiations. (November 13, 2007)
Pew's Perspective 

Other recent Pew staff speeches

Upcoming Events
Pew Center to Release Report in Bali


The Pew Center's Climate Dialogue at Pocantico recommends a post-2012 framework integrating different types of mitigation commitments.  A new report, Towards an Integrated Multi-Track Climate Framework, builds on the Pocantico recommendations. 

States
 
Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord Established
Under the Accord, six states and one Canadian province agree to establish emissions reduction targets and to develop a multi-sector cap-and-trade system to help meet those targets. (November 15, 2007)
Montana Joins the Western Climate Initiative
Among a number of climate initiatives announced by Governor Brian Schweitzer was one that will make Montana the seventh U.S. state to join the Western Climate Initiative. (November 19, 2007)


Other States News 
International

Bali: UNFCCC Conference of the Parties

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's thirteenth annual Conference of the Parties began earlier this week in Bali, Indonesia. (December 3, 2007)
To view new Pew Center materials, including background presentations, articles, and more, visit our COP13 page.

Nobel Prize-Winning IPCC Releases Summary for Policymakers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases the Summary for Policymakers from the Fourth Assessment Report. (November 17, 2007)
Pew Center Statement 

 

Business Articles

 "A Business Path to Bali," by Truman Semans and Andre de Fontaine, published by Environmental Finance. (November 2007)

"A Cap's in Hand," by Truman Semans, published in the World Energy Book.
 
 

Donating to the Pew Center

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