May 23, 2007 E-Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases Working Group Reports. Read Pew Center Summary and Statement
  • Citi joins the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Efforts in China: New Fact Sheet
  • Eileen Claussen Testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives
  • New Working Papers on International Climate Negotiations in a Post-2012 Climate Framework
  • United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) Announces 14 New Members
  • States News: More than 30 States Sign on as Charter Members of The Climate Registry
  • Eileen Claussen Speaks at ExxonMobil’s Longer Range Research Meeting
  • Current Information on Climate Bills in the 110th Congress Including Chart of Cap and Trade Bills

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases Working Group Reports. Read Pew Center Summary and Statement


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released all three Working Group installments to the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). The new installments assess the current state of knowledge about the natural and human drivers of climate change (Working Group I), and analyze current and projected impacts of climate change (Working Group II) and mitigation options for both the short-term and long-term (Working Group III). Read summaries of and statements on these reports from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.


Citi Joins Business Environmental Leadership Council




On April 18, 2007, Citi became the 43rd member of the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council. One of the world's pre-eminent financial services companies, Citi has committed to a 10 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2011, invested in and financed alternative energy and clean technology, and published equity research that highlights the relevance of climate change to various sectors of the global economy.

Read the press release
Read the Citi BELC profile


Climate Change Mitigation Efforts in China: New Fact Sheet


China is implementing a wide range of energy and industrial policies that are contributing to climate change mitigation efforts by slowing the growth of China’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read a new fact sheet on current measures being taken in China to address climate change mitigation.



Eileen Claussen Testifies before U.S. House of Representatives



Eileen Claussen testified this month before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Her testimony outlined opportunities for U.S. re-engagement in the global effort to address climate change mitigation. Read Ms. Claussen’s testimony before the Committee.





New Working Papers on International Climate Negotiations in a Post-2012 Climate Framework


Two new working papers were released on May 14 by the Pew Center: "International Sectoral Agreements in a Post-2012 Climate Framework," and "Policy-Based Commitments in a Post-2012 Climate Framework." The papers examine two of the approaches recommended in the report of the Climate Dialogue at Pocantico and were featured at a side event held by Pew at the UNFCCC meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB26). Read both the working papers and the report of the Climate Dialogue at Pocantico.






United States Climate Action Partnership Announces 14 New Members


The United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) announced 14 new members on May 8 with General Motors becoming the first automobile manufacturer to join USCAP. Visit our USCAP page to read the Pew Center's statement and to see a full list of members.






States News: More than 30 States Sign on as Charter Members of The Climate Registry



On May 8, more than 30 states signed on as charter members of The Climate Registry, a collaboration aimed at developing a common greenhouse gas emissions reporting system. Read about this and other climate news in the states.





Eileen Claussen Speaks at ExxonMobil’s Longer Range Research Meeting



On May 16, Eileen Claussen spoke at ExxonMobil’s Longer Range Research Meeting. Ms. Claussen discussed the role of policy in technology development and deployment. Read her speech



Current Information on Climate Bills in the 110th Congress: Bill Summaries and Compendium of Cap and Trade Bills


Members of the 110th Congress are introducing global climate change-related legislation at a faster pace than any previous Congress. As of mid-May 2007, lawmakers had introduced more than 70 bills, resolutions, and amendments specifically addressing global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions—compared with the 106 pieces of relevant legislation the previous Congress submitted during its entire two-year (2005-2006) term.

Chart of cap and trade bills in the 110th Congress

Summary of all climate bills introduced in the current session of Congress