UNFCCC COP 14 in Poznan
The Pew Center summarizes the Poznan conference: Leaders agree to move into "full negotiating mode" in 2009. Read the summary and key related items on our COP 14 page.
EU Emissions Trading System in Perspective
In May, the Pew Center released "The European Union's Emissions Trading System in Perspective". The report addresses common misperceptions of the EU-ETS and identifies key lessons learned.
More 2008 International News & Analysis
Congressional Policy Brief Series
Featuring Clean Air Act rulings and other summaries and analyses of climate-related cases.
Cap & Trade 101
This new brief explains how a cap-and-trade program sets a clear limit on greenhouse gas emissions and minimizes the cost of achieving this target.
More 2008 Federal News and Analysis
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Obama's Green Team
Eileen Claussen discusses President-Elect Obama's selections for his "green team" on NPR's Morning Edition (December 16, 2008)
Progress at Poznan
Elliot Diringer discusses progress at the Poznan talks and previews the road to Copenhagen on E&E TV's On Point. (December 16, 2008)
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Workshop Features Obama Nominees
Pew's State and Federal policy workshop involved many key players in the incoming Obama administration and new Congress, including EPA Administrator nominee Lisa Jackson, Commerce Secretary nominee Bill Richardson, incoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, and many other influential voices on climate policy.
Carbon Market Insights 2008 The Pew Center and Point Carbon organized Carbon Market Insights Americas 2008. The event provided participants with a fresh analysis on climate policy and carbon markets.
Pew Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
2008 marks ten years of providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change.
Pew Launches New Website
This spring, the Pew Center launched a redesigned website with the same reliable and timely information and analysis that you have trusted for years but with a fresh new look.
Coal Initiative Series
Three 2008 papers from Pew's Coal Initiative Series explore strategies for addressing CO2 emissions from using coal to provide electricity.
Natural Gas Paper
This new paper provides an overview of the different point-of-regulation options for covering greenhouse gas emissions
from natural gas under a cap-and-trade program.
Regional Initiatives Work to Implement Cap-and-Trade Programs This year, two U.S. climate action initiatives made major strides in implementing regional greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade programs.
In September, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) conducted the first-ever U.S. auction of emissions allowances under a mandatory cap-and-trade system, and the Western Climate Initiative released design recommendations for a mandatory cap-and-trade system.
Renewable Energy Rules Advance in MidwestOhio and Michigan passed laws requiring greater use of cleaner energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Our Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards map identifies other states with similar standards.
More 2008 State and Regional News
|Science & Impacts|Causes of Global Climate Change Examined
This Science Brief features key graphs and facts reflecting the most recent data related to global warming.
Climate Change Risks & Scientific Uncertainty
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Pew Partners on Unique Initiative
In what is believed to be a first for corporate America, the Pew Center and the Alcoa Foundation partnered to launch a unique program to help Alcoa employees, their families and people in surrounding communities understand and manage their personal energy use.
Visit the Make an Impact website to learn more.
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BELC Adopts New Principles
In 2008, the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) adopted new principles supporting mandatory climate policy. Now with 44 member companies, the BELC is the largest US-based association of corporations focused on addressing the challenges of climate change.
Insights Not Absolutes: White Paper Examines Economic Models
This paper addresses the importance of understanding the limitations of models and the insights that can be gleaned from their results.
Lieberman-Warner Economic Insights
This Pew Center brief examines six models used to assess the economic impacts of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act and puts them in context for consumers of this modeling information.