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  •   Pew Partners with Alcoa Foundation to Make an Impact  In what is believed to be a first for corporate America, the Alcoa Foundation and the Pew Center have partnered to launch a unique new program to help Alcoa employees, their families and people in surrounding communities understand and manage their personal energy use.  Modeled on a similar program launched in 2006 in Australia, Make an Impact provides the tools and resources for individuals to manage their individual carbon footprint, reduce their energy costs, and become part of the solution to global climate change. The program features:Dynamic website with tips, tools and resources on how to reduce energy usage and live more sustainably; Custom-built carbon calculator featuring individual carbon 'footprint' analysis and personalized recommendations; Visit the Make an Impact website to learn morePress Release U.S. Federal Voter Guide: Candidates Positions on Climate Change For the first time in U.S. history, both major party candidates for the presidency are deeply concerned about global climate change and publicly support a mandatory, economy-wide cap-and-trade system.Learn more about the candidates, their running mates, and their respective parties' positions on climate- and energy-related issues in Pew's new voter guide - The Candidates and Climate Change: A Guide to Key Policy Positions. (September 30, 2008) InternationalIndia Fact SheetIndia recently adopted a national climate change plan and is implementing policies that help reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions.  A new Pew Center brief summarizes India's national policies in the areas of energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy. (September 2008) More international news and analysis {C}{C}Pew Perspectives RGGI Conducts First-in-the-Nation Auction of Emission AllowancesJudi Greenwald discusses the significance of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's first auction of emissions allowances on NPR's The Kojo Nnamdi Show. (September 24, 2008)A Look Towards a New International Climate Change Agreement In a preview to a chapter in the forthcoming book, Development in the Balance: How Will the World's Poor Cope with Climate Change?, Elliot Diringer outlines the key elements of an effective post-2012 climate agreement. (September 2008)See more of Pew in the media  State News: An Historic WeekWCI Releases Cap-and-Trade Design Recommendations;RGGI Holds First-Ever Auction of Emissions AllowancesLast week,the Western Climate Initiative released design recommendations for a mandatory cap-and-trade system.On September 25, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) conducted the first-ever U.S. auction of emissions allowances under a mandatory cap-and-trade system.The funds generated by the RGGI auction will help states develop better energy efficiency programs and incentivize technology, among other initiatives.More state and regional news Science & ImpactsHurricanes & Global Warming: An UpdateThere has been a large number of landfalling tropical storms in the Atlantic this year, with six storms making landfall in the U.S. for only the fifth time since 1900. Another landfall this year would set a new record.Find out more about the latest hurricanes and tropical storms at our Hurricanes & Global Warming page. More science & impacts information  Celebrating Ten YearsPew Marks Anniversary in Special Issue of Scientific American Key climate-related topics are addressed in the latest special issue of Scientific American Earth 3.0, where you will also find a new Pew Center ad celebrating our 10-year anniversary. (September 2008)  Upcoming EventsNovember 12-14, 2008Washington, DC The Pew Center will partner with Point Carbon to host Carbon Market Insights Americas 2008. The conference will take place in the heart of political decision making, the week following the U.S. presidential election. Click here to register Donating to the Pew CenterFor ten years, the Pew Center's mission has been to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. Today, climate change sits atop the list of global issues facing world leaders.We are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that 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 as we continue our work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this challenge.    
  •                         November 12-14, 2008 Marriott Wardman Park HotelWashington, DC  Carbon Market Insights Americas 2008 will take place in the heart of political decision making, the week following the U.S. presidential election.The early registration deadline of September 5 is fast approaching, and those interested in attending this event are encouraged to visit the conference website to learn about the admission discounts before it's too late.The event will involve leading decision makers in the forthcoming U.S. Administration and Congress and provide participants with a fresh analysis on climate policy and carbon markets in North America. It will offer key insights into how federal policy changes are likely to affect regional cap-and-trade schemes in North America, the global carbon market, and emissions trading around the world.Click here to register and to get more information about the conference. Markets & BusinessOffset Quality Initiative Issues Key Recommendations In a new white paper, the Offset Quality Initiative (OQI) offers policymakers practical recommendations for the integration of greenhouse gas offsets into emerging regulatory systems at the state, regional and federal levels. (July 2008) The Pew Center is a founding member of OQI, a coalition of six leading non-profit organizations established in November 2007 to provide leadership on GHG offset policy and best practices.More on markets & business Science & ImpactsUpdated Science Brief Outlines Causes of Global Climate ChangeBrowse or download this handy document featuring updated graphs and facts reflecting the most recent data related to global warming. (August 2008){C}{C}  More science & impacts information  Pew PerspectivesAspen Ideas Festival Features Discussion on Climate and National SecurityPew Center Senior Scientist Dr. Jay Gulledge participates in a panel discussion addressing foreign policy impacts related to climate change and national security. Other panelists include John Podesta, R. James Woolsey, Kurt Campbell, and James Steinberg. (July 2, 2008)See more of Pew in the media State NewsNew Massachusetts Global Warming Law Calls For Short-, Mid-, Long-Term TargetsOn August 7, 2008, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Global Warming Solutions Act, S2540, which requires the Commonwealth to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at least 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.   The bill calls for an interim target of between 10 and 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, as well as targets for 2030 and 2040. South Carolina Panel Releases Final Climate Action PlanThe South Carolina Climate, Energy, and Commerce Advisory Committee released its final report outlining specific recommendations for state-level policies to mitigate climate change.  The report recommends a voluntary, economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction target of five percent below 1990 levels by 2020. (August 6, 2008) More state and regional news InternationalClimate Change "Wargame" Connects Environmental and Security Experts Pew Center President Eileen Claussen joined top scientists, former lawmakers, and ex-military officers in a three-day wargame to develop strategies for dealing with the national security consequences of global climate change. The exercise focused on four major economies: the US, the EU, China, and India.  The Center for a New American Security offers project details online, and Nature magazine provides inside coverage on their wargame blog. (July 28-30, 2008) More international news and analysis {C}{C}Donating to the Pew CenterFor ten years, the Pew Center's mission has been to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. Today, climate change sits atop the list of global issues facing world leaders.We are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that 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 as we continue our work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this challenge.    
  •    This year the Pew Center on Global Climate Change celebrates ten years of providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change.Established in 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, the Center has become a leading voice for sensible action to address the most pressing global environmental problem of the 21st century.Highlighting the broad mix of approaches required to tackle the climate challenge, the Pew Center has produced nearly 100 reports and an even wider collection of white papers and briefs by noted climate experts covering a range of critical topics including economics, environmental impacts, policy, science, business, technology and solutions.Read John Fialka's ClimateWire profile of the Pew Center{C}{C}BusinessBELC Gains Two New Members; Adopts New Principles On July 15, 2008, BASF Corporation and Deere & Company joined the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC).The BELC is the largest U.S.-based association of corporations focused on addressing the challenges of climate change and supporting mandatory climate policy.Read the BELC's new guiding principles  {C}{C}InternationalIndia Releases National Action Plan on Climate Change Read a Pew Center summary of India's first National Action Plan on Climate Change that identifies eight core missions and outlines mitigation and adaptation policies and programs. (June 30, 2008)USCAP Unveils International Policy PrinciplesThe U.S. Climate Action Partnership issued principles and recommendations regarding U.S. policy addressing international climate issues and negotiations.The Pew Center is a founding member of USCAP, an influential business-NGO coalition calling on Congress to establish a mandatory national climate policy. (July 23, 2008) More international news and analysis  TechnologyBiofuels for Transportation: A Climate PerspectiveThe newest paper from the Pew Center offers an introduction to the current state of play for biofuels: the technologies used in their production, their greenhouse gas emissions, and associated policy issues. (June 30, 2008) CongressionalCarbon Capture and Storage Early Deployment Act (H.R. 6258)Sponsored by Rep. Frederick Boucher, H.R. 6258 would establish a trust fund for the research, development, and deployment of commercial-scale carbon dioxide capture and storage for fossil fuel-fired power plants.Pew Center letter in support of H.R. 6258Relevant White Papers:A Program to Accelerate the Deployment of CO2 Capture and StorageA Trust Fund Approach to Accelerating Deployment of CCS: Options and ConsiderationsState NewsGeorgia Court Rejects Proposed Coal-Fired Plant Over GHG Emissions ConcernsIn a first for Georgia, a Superior Court judge revoked a permit for construction of a proposed 1200-megawatt coal-fired power plant due to concerns over CO2 emissions. (June 30, 2008) Florida Governor Signs Energy and Climate Change BillOn June 25, 2008, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law House Bill 7135, enacting several new energy and climate change policies.Among the policies included is the Florida Climate Protection Act, which authorizes the development of an electric-utility greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. More state and regional news Pew PerspectivesPew Center Staff in the MediaElliot Diringer provides analysis of the G8 meeting in Japan on Living on Earth. (July 11, 2008)Eileen Claussen participates in a National Journal Energy Policy Forum with representatives of the McCain and Obama campaigns. (July 15, 2008)See more of Pew in the media Upcoming Events November 12-14, 2008Washington, DC Carbon Market Insights Americas 2008 will take place in the heart of political decision making, the week following the U.S. presidential election.The event will involve key decision makers in the forthcoming U.S. Administration and Congress and provide participants with a fresh analysis on climate policy and carbon markets in North America. It will offer key insights into how federal policy changes are likely to affect regional cap-and-trade schemes in North America, the global carbon market, and emissions trading around the world.Click here to Register and to get more information about the conference.  Donating to the Pew CenterWe are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that 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 as we continue our work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this challenge.   
  •   Feature: Lieberman-Warner Bill on the Senate FloorCap-and-Trade Legislation is Discussed on Capitol Hill Last week, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008 (S.3036) was the topic of discussion on the U.S. Senate floor. Our new resource section pulls together resources on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, including brief & expanded bill summaries, economic analyses, and daily updates on the Senate debate.Also in this issue, Eileen Claussen and Manik Roy discuss lessons learned and future prospects for cap and trade legislation. Letter from Eileen ClaussenPew Center President Eileen Claussen shares her thoughts on last week's Senate activity on S.3036, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008. InternationalModeling International Policy Scenarios The Pew Center, in collaboration with the Battelle Memorial Institute, is modeling a range of post-2012 climate policy scenarios. Interim results were presented at the UNFCCC climate change talks in Bonn, Germany. (June 10, 2008) {C}{C}EconomicsNew Lieberman-Warner Economic InsightsA new Pew Center brief examines six of the models that have been used to assess the economic impacts of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act and puts them in context for consumers of this modeling information. (May 21, 2008) State NewsBackground and Insights on Shared Roles in PolicymakingThe latest paper from the Pew Center, "Towards a Dialogue on Federal and State Roles in U.S. Climate Policy," evaluates possible approaches on how to delineate state and federal roles in a comprehensive nationwide climate change program. (June 12, 2008)View the report and additional resources Pew PerspectivesPew Center Staff in the MediaEileen Claussen discusses last week's Senate activity and offers insights into future prospects for climate legislation on E&ETV (June 10, 2008) Talk of the Nation examines the Senate vote with Pew's Director of Congressional Affairs, Manik Roy (June 6, 2008) The Diane Rehm Show addresses cap-and-trade legislation with thoughts from Manik Roy (June 3, 2008)See more of Pew in the media Donating to the Pew CenterWe are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that 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 as we continue our work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this challenge.   
  •   New Report: The European Union Emissions Trading System in PerspectiveValuable Lessons for Policymakers                                        The latest report from the Pew Center, "The European Union's Emissions Trading System in Perspective", examines the development, structure, and performance of the system to date.In addition to assessing the system's initial objectives and outcomes, this report addresses common misperceptions of the trading system's performance and explores the lessons of the EU-ETS that Congress can draw on as it contemplates an American cap-and-trade system. (May 8, 2008)Visit the new EU-ETS report page to download the report and related materials. U.S. States & RegionsOhio Adopts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard On May 1, 2008, Governor Ted Strickland signed into law a bill that establishes an alternative energy portfolio standard for the state of Ohio.The bill also creates a renewable energy credit tracking system, which allows utilities to buy, sell, and trade credits to comply with the renewable energy and solar energy requirements.  Upcoming EventsThe Costs of Doing BusinessIn a Cap-and-Trade WorldMay 20, 2008The Pew Center's Janet Peace will speak at an event hosted by the National Chamber Foundation.The conference will focus on day-to-day compliance issues that businesses may encounter should a cap-and-trade system be implemented in the United States.Registration Information BusinessContaining Costs of Cap & Trade In a recently released discussion paper, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership discusses key principles that any cost containment measure should take into account. The Pew Center is a founding member of the USCAP, a business-NGO coalition that supports mandatory domestic climate policy.  Pew Perspectives SpeechesEileen Claussen speaks at the Aluminum Association Spring 2008 Meeting. (April 22, 2008)WebchatsElliot Diringer participated in a U.S. State Department Ask America webchat. (April 22, 2008) More Pew Center speeches and articles Donating to the Pew CenterWe are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that 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 as we continue our work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this challenge.    
  •   Feature: What You Can Do to Help Curb Global WarmingSimple Steps to Reduce Your Impact on Global Climate Change - For All Ages We have launched a new section of our site to help individuals learn more about how everyday activities affect global climate change.From changing a light bulb to using a power strip for your appliances, there are countless simple, cost-saving measures to help reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions.Visit our What You Can Do page to find more tips on reducing your impact.Our new Kids Page answers key questions and offers fun sites to explore and learn more about global warming.EconomicsInsights Not Absolutes: New White Paper Examines Economic ModelsEconomic models have been extensively used to evaluate the consequences of different policy options for addressing global climate change.This paper addresses the importance of understanding both the limitations of these models and what insights can be gleaned from their results. U.S. States & RegionsGovernors Sign Climate Declaration Five governors lead 18 states in signing a climate change declaration in support of mandatory federal and state action to tackle climate change. (April 18, 2008) Latest ScienceClimate Impacts at the Poles As illustrated by recent events, global warming is causing major climate impacts in the Arctic and Antarctic.In March 2008, a section of the Wilkins Ice Shelf collapsed in the southwestern Antarctic Peninsula. And in April, researchers found a major crack in the largest Arctic ice shelf.  U.S. FederalPresident Delivers Climate Change Speech: Proposals Deemed Weak, IrrelevantOn Wednesday, President Bush delivered a speech addressing his administration's plans for action on climate change.His new climate change goals were given directly ahead of the third Major Economies Meeting in Paris. Pew Center President Eileen Claussen responds.  BusinessNew Report on Adaptation Strategies The newest Pew Center report outlines a sensible business approach to analyzing and adapting to the physical risks of climate change.Case studies of three corporations' actions highlight adaptation efforts already taking place in the business community.  Pew Perspectives NPR's Science FridayScience Friday's Ira Flatow talks with Eileen Claussen, who explains why President Bush's new climate change proposal is a non-starter. (April 18, 2008)NPR's Morning EditionEileen Claussen discusses President Bush's climate change goals and why they are a step backward. (April 17, 2008)  Donating to the Pew CenterWe are at a critical juncture in the climate change debate. While it is clear that 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 as we continue our work toward environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to this challenge.    
  • E-NewsletterFebruary 28, 2008 In This Issue:: Feature: :: Remarks by Eileen Claussen:: Coal Initiative Series: NEW Reports:: Current Science:: Pew's Perspective:: Congressional:: Climate Change 101 Series: NEW Reports:: International:: Upcoming Events:: Donating to the Pew Center FeatureInnovative 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 Eileen Claussen addresses the roles of both federal and state governments in developing and implementing national climate policy. (February 25, 2007) 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. {C}{C}State Options for Low-Carbon Coal PolicyThe 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 ConsiderationsThis paper describes key elements of an administrative structure that could efficiently and effectively manage a program to accelerate deployment of carbon capture and storage. (January 2008) Current Science Understanding Extreme Weather and Climate Impacts in China Recent severe snowstormsin China caused widespread energy disruption throughout the country. This Q&A series addresse extreme weather and climate impacts in China. (February 2008) Current Understanding of Antarctic Climate Change  At a time of dramatic warming and rapid sea ice decline in the Arctic, Antarctica has cooled slightly and sea ice has increased around it. Pew explains how climate change affects the two poles separately. (January 2008) Pew's Perspective Elliot Diringer discusses the COP13 in Bali and next steps for international climate negotiations. (Hosted by the German Marshall Fund, January 8, 2008) CongressionalElliot 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)Updated Resources for the 110th Congress Now Available:Comparison of Economy-Wide Cap-and-Trade Proposals (January 2008)Updated Summaries for Climate-Related Bills, Resolutions and Amendments (February 2008) Climate Change 101 Series This series of brief reports are meant to provide a reliable and understandable introduction to climate change topics. Adaptation 101The 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 International 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 proposalNew Facts & Figures on EmissionsThe 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)Upcoming EventsUSGBC's Carbon Reduction Webinar Series On March 5, 2008, Pew's Director for Markets and Business Strategy Truman Semans will participate in the latest installment of 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
  • E-NewsletterDecember 20, 2007 In This Issue:: Feature: UNFCCC COP 13 in Bali:: Letter from Eileen Claussen:: Congressional:: International:: Pew's Perspective:: States:: Business:: Pew Reports:: Donating to the Pew Center FeatureUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 13th Annual Conference of the PartiesThe year ended with the close of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties in Bali, Indonesia.Delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali remained far apart on fundamental issues but in the end agreed to launch a loosely framed negotiating process with the ambitious goal of achieving a new global climate agreement in 2009.Summary of COP 13 and COP/MOP 3Pew Center Statement Letter from Eileen ClaussenThe Pew Center's President comments on the climate events of 2007. Congressional The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act becomes the first greenhouse gas cap-and-trade bill to be voted out of a Congressional committee. (December 5, 2007)Summary of the Debate and Vote in CommitteeThe Pew Center hosts a Congressional briefing on Greenhosue Gas Emissions Allowance Allocations with the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. (September 7, 2007)Allocation Briefing ProceedingsOther 2007 Congressional Climate EventsInternational Pew Forum on International Climate ActionThe Pew Center convenes a forum on international climate action on Capitol Hill. Representatives of China, the EU, and seven other countries participated in the event that preceded the Bush administration's Major Economies Meeting.(September 26, 2007)China Releases its First National Climate Change PlanPrepared by China's National Development and Reform Commission, the plan outlines China's strategy for addressing climate change and increasing public awareness. (June 4, 2007)Read the planRead Eileen Claussen's StatementOther 2007 International Climate Events Pew's Perspective Eileen Claussen is named to the Weather Channel's 2007 Forecast Earth Hot List. (December 8, 2007)Press ReleaseThe Pew Center contributes an article on The Road From Bali in a UNEP book volume. (December 2007)Judi Greenwald and Eileen Claussen publish a cap-and-trade vs. carbon tax op-ed in the Miami Herald. (July 12, 2007)Other 2007 Pew Speeches and Articles StatesThe Western Climate Initiative is FormedOn February 26, 2007, Governors establish the Western Climate Initiative, a joint effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.Map of Regional InitiativesMap of States with Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets 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)Pew Center Statement Other 2007 States Climate NewsBusiness The Pew Center is Founding Member of United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)On January 22, the Pew Center joined together with other non-governmental organizations and businesses to form USCAP, calling on Congress to quickly enact strong national legislation to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Membership has now grown to 27 corporations and 6 NGOs.A Call For ActionThree New Companies Join Pew's Business Environmental Leadership CouncilCiti, PNM Resources, and Travelers become new members to the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council.Other 2007 Business Climate Events Pew Reports and Publications Towards an Integrated Multi-Track Climate Framework (December 12, 2007) Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Four Case Studies in the United States (December 4, 2007) Coal Initiative (October 2007) Other 2007 Pew Center Reports and Publications Donating to the Pew CenterWe 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.    
  •                                                            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 FeatureRegional 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 BayFull report and individual case studiesLetter from Eileen ClaussenThe Pew Center's President shares her thoughts on the international climate talks in Bali.    CongressionalEileen 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  Eileen Claussen delivers a speech at the Thunderbird school about business responses to climate change. (November 5, 2007)Other recent Pew staff speeches "The Road from Bali: Towards a Binding Post-2012 Climate Framework," by Eileen Claussen, appears in Climate Action, a book volume published by Sustainable Development International and the United Nations Environment Programme. (December 2007)Other recent Pew staff articles Upcoming EventsPew Center to Release Report in BaliThe 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 EstablishedUnder 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)Pew Center Statement 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 PartiesThe 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 PolicymakersThe 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 CenterWe 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
  •                                                                   E-Newsletter                                    November 1, 2007 In This Issue:: Feature: Pew Launches Coal Initiative Series:: Letter from Eileen Claussen:: Business:: Pew's Perspective:: Congressional:: International:: Donating to the Pew CenterFeaturePew Launches Coal Initiative Series The Pew Center has launched a series of white papers that explore strategies for addressing CO2 emissions from using coal to provide electricity. White Paper: A Program to Accelerate the Deployment of CO2 Capture and Storage: Rationale, Objectives, and CostsLetter from Eileen ClaussenThe Pew Center's President shares her thoughts on climate legislation recently introduced by Senators Lieberman and Warner.   Business  Travelers Joins Pew Center's BELCTravelers becomes the first insurance company to join the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council. (October 30, 2007)Press ReleaseCompany ProfilePew's Perspective  The Pew Center's Markets and Business Strategies experts explain the need for manufacturers to address climate change. (Article appeared in U.S. Industry Today, September/October 2007) Eileen Claussen shares her views on last month's major climate meetings on E&E TV's On Point. (October 1, 2007)CongressionalSenators Lieberman and Warner introduce their climate bill to Congress. (October 18, 2007) Pew StatementComparison Chart of Climate Bills International Looking Ahead to Bali: COP13The Pew Center provides background information and key analysis on international climate efforts leading up to next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. (November 1, 2007)International Carbon Action Partnership Formed to Address Global WarmingICAP will provide a forum for members to share experiences, research, and best practices on the design of carbon trading schemes. (November 1, 2007)Pew Center Statement10 U.S. States Join ICAP  Donating to the Pew CenterWe 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.                                                        
  •                                                    E-Newsletter Update                                    September 28, 2007 In This Issue:: Eileen Claussen Statement:: In the News:: Pew's Eileen Claussen Addresses Major Economies Meeting:: Press Briefing   FeaturePew Forum on International Climate Action On September 26, representatives of China, the European Union, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, and South Africa participated in a forum on international climate action hosted by the Pew Center. Moderated by Pew's Eileen Claussen and Elliot Diringer, the event drew an audience of government and NGO officials, as well as domestic and international press.Webcasts:     Presentations of National and Regional Climate Programs     Roundtable Discussion of Post-2012 Issues and OptionsPowerpoint PresentationsPlease Note: We recommend following the presentation materials when viewing the webcast of the National and Regional Climate Programs.Eileen Claussen Statement The Pew Center's President shares her thoughts on this week's major climate summits in New York and Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2007) In the News This week's Science Friday (NPR) featured the Pew Center's Elliot Diringer discussing the past week's climate meetings and the potential for change in U.S. climate policy. (September 28, 2007) Pew's Eileen Claussen Addresses Major Economies Meeting in Washington, D.C.Agriculture, deforestation and other land use activities account for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally.  Eileen Claussen remarks before the public and private sectors session on why a successful climate strategy must include land use activities. (September 27, 2007)Press BriefingPew Event Previews Major International Climate Summits(September 19, 2007) Last week, at a press briefing in Washington, Pew experts discussed the status of international action on climate change and provided key background information on international climate issues, the upcoming meetings, and the UN climate negotiations later this year in Bali.                                                    Pew Center on Global Climate Change | 2101 Wilson Blvd | Suite 550 | Arlington | VA | 22201
  •                                                               E-Newsletter                                         September 2007 In This Issue:: Letter from Eileen Claussen:: Latest Science:: Congressional:: States:: International:: Pew's Perspective:: Upcoming Events   FeaturePew Event Previews Major International Climate SummitsOn September 19, the Pew Center held a briefing to discuss the major international climate change meetings taking place the week of September 24 in New York and Washington. Pew experts discussed the status of international action on climate change and how the upcoming meetings may impact future global climate policy efforts. Letter from Eileen Claussen  The Pew Center's President shares her views on the upcoming climate change summits in New York City and Washington, D.C. Latest Science 2007 Hurricanes Hit Dangerous RecordFor the first time on record, two category 5 hurricanes make landfall in the same season.(September 2007) Arctic Sea Ice at Record LowSea ice in the Arctic hit a record low this summer. Commentary on the history of ice cap shrinkage explains the Arctic's response to global warming. (September 2007) Congressional News  GHG Emissions Allowance Allocations Brief ReleasedAt a related Capitol Hill briefing, panelists discuss free allocation v. auction of emissions permits. (September 7, 2007)Congressional BriefAllocation Briefing Proceedings Updated Bill Summaries for 110th CongressAs of mid-September, over 125 bills specifically addressing climate change and greenhouse gas emissions have been introduced in Congress. State NewsWestern States Set Climate GoalsThe Western Climate Initiative announces a regional, economy-wide emissions reduction target of about 33 percent below business-as-usual levels. (August 22, 2007) Adaptation Planning: What U.S. States and Localities are DoingAn adaptation planning paper describes actions being undertaken by states and localities to prepare for the effects of climate change. (July 2007)Other states newsInternational  NewsPew in China for WEF EventThe Pew Center participated in the World Economic Forum's Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, that brought together international leaders in business and government to discuss climate change. (September 7, 2007)  WEF Press ReleaseWebcastPew's PerspectiveArticles, Speeches, & Publications The Pew Center's Vicki Arroyo offers another view in the latest issue of The Environmental Forum.(September/October 2007)Upcoming EventsUSGBC Carbon Reduction Webinar SeriesRegister OnlineOctober 10, 2007 Climate 2050 ConferenceMontreal, CanadaRegister OnlineOctober 24-26, 2007     Pew Center on Global Climate Change | 2101 Wilson Blvd | Suite 550 | Arlington | VA | 22201