February 2008 E-Newsletter
February 28, 2008
Innovative Approaches to Climate Change: A State and Federal Workshop
On February 25 and 26, 2008, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, in collaboration with the Pew Center on the States, hosted a workshop focused on state and federal action in response to climate change. The event brought together legislative staff and officials from both the state and federal levels to share their experience developing climate policies, and to discuss the appropriate roles of each level of government in implementing future national policy. Keynote speakers included Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.
Proceedings and Presentations
Remarks by Eileen Claussen
Coal Initiative Series
The Coal Initiative Series was launched by the Pew Center in 2007 to identify policy options for reducing coal-related greenhouse gas emissions.
State Options for Low-Carbon Coal Policy
The latest in the series, this white paper provides an overview of the policy options available to states to encourage the deployment of carbon capture and sequestration technologies. (February 21, 2008)
A Trust Fund Approach to Accelerating Deployment of CCS: Options and Considerations
Understanding Extreme Weather and Climate Impacts in China
Current Understanding of Antarctic Climate Change
|Pew's Perspective |
Elliot Diringer testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the Bali Roadmap and options for a post-2012 international climate framework. (January 24, 2008)
Climate Change 101 Series
This series of brief reports are meant to provide a reliable and understandable introduction to climate change topics.
The latest installment to the series, Adaptation 101 details how adaptation planning at the local, state and national levels can limit the damage caused by climate change. (February 26, 2008)
Cap and Trade 101
This report explains how a cap-and-trade program sets a clear limit on GHG emissions and minimizes the cost of achieving this target. (February 25, 2008
Pew Summary: EU Climate Proposal
On January 23, 2008, the European Commission proposed a series of EU-wide policies to implement the major energy and climate decisions taken by the European Council in March 2007.
Read the Pew Center summary of the proposal
New Facts & Figures on Emissions
The latest installment to Pew's series of Facts & Figures highlights trends in global emissions and identifies emissions levels by industry and by greenhouse gas. (February 2008)
USGBC's Carbon Reduction Webinar Series
Donating to the Pew Center
We are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that it while it will take decades to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to acceptable levels, it is equally clear that we must begin now. Your financial support will help us to continue to work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this time sensitive issue.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change | 2101 Wilson Blvd | Suite 550 | Arlington | VA | 22201