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  •   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
  •  Pew Center on Global Climate Change  Working Together...Because Climate Change is Serious Business.E-NewsletterSummer 2007   In This Issue:: Consider This (NEW):: Congressional:: Business:: States:: International:: Pew's Perspective:: Upcoming Events New! The Pew Center has redesigned its electronic newsletter. You will find the same informative news items in a new template. We hope you enjoy this format. Please let us know if you experience any technical difficulties while accessing the information included here. ealert@c2es.org  -Pew Center on Global Climate Change FeatureEileen Claussen compares cap and trade and carbon tax approaches for emission reductions on E&E TV. Watch the videoRead the transcriptConsider This... New Comparison GraphVisual comparison of greenhouse gas emissions targets in current Senate and USCAP proposals. (July 2007) Cap and Trade v. Carbon TaxMiami Herald publishes an op-ed written by Eileen Claussen and Judi Greenwald on cap and trade v. carbon tax. (July 12, 2007)    Congressional NewsSenators Bingaman and Specter Introduce New Climate BillOn July 11, Senators Bingaman and Specter announced the Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007. Pew Center statement.   Other Congressional News:Eileen Claussen testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on U.S. re-engagement in the global effort to fight climate change. (May 15, 2007) Testimony transcript.  Elliot Diringer testifies before the House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. (July 11, 2007) Testimony transcript. Webcast. Business NewsPNM Resources Joins BELC  Southwest energy supplier PNM Resources joins the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC). (July 18, 2007) Press Release. PNM Resources page. Other Business News States NewsFlorida Governor Signs Three Climate Change Related Executive Orders  On July 13, Governor Charlie Crist of Florida signed three climate change related executive orders. Among those measures passed, one calls for the Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection to immediately develop rules to adopt California's motor vehicle GHG emission standards. Other states newsInternational NewsChina Releases Climate PlanChina released its first national climate change plan just days ahead of this year's G8 summit. Read about this and other climate news and initiatives in China on our new China and Climate Change page.    Pew's PerspectiveArticles, Speeches, & Publications Eileen Claussen speaks at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Senior Executive Service Meeting in Washington D.C. (July 13, 2007) Other recent Pew staff speeches The Harvard International Review publishes an endpaper written by Eileen Claussen and Elliot Diringer on U.S. leadership after Kyoto. (Summer 2007)Other recent Pew staff articlesUpcoming EventsClimate 2050 ConferenceMontreal, CanadaOctober 24-26 2007Note: Newly updated information on the Climate 2050 Conference online. Register online.  Forward email  Pew Center on Global Climate Change | 2101 Wilson Blvd | Suite 550 | Arlington | VA | 22201
  • In This Issue:Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases Working Group Reports. Read Pew Center Summary and StatementCiti joins the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC)Climate Change Mitigation Efforts in China: New Fact SheetEileen Claussen Testifies before the U.S. House of RepresentativesNew Working Papers on International Climate Negotiations in a Post-2012 Climate FrameworkUnited States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) Announces 14 New MembersStates News: More than 30 States Sign on as Charter Members of The Climate RegistryEileen Claussen Speaks at ExxonMobil’s Longer Range Research MeetingCurrent Information on Climate Bills in the 110th Congress Including Chart of Cap and Trade BillsIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases Working Group Reports. Read Pew Center Summary and StatementThe 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 CouncilOn 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 releaseRead the Citi BELC profileClimate Change Mitigation Efforts in China: New Fact SheetChina 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 RepresentativesEileen 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 FrameworkTwo 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 MembersThe 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 RegistryOn 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 MeetingOn 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 speechCurrent Information on Climate Bills in the 110th Congress: Bill Summaries and Compendium of Cap and Trade BillsMembers 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 CongressSummary of all climate bills introduced in the current session of Congress
  • In This Issue:Supreme Court Decision in EPA vs. MassachusettsPewCenter testifies before the House Ways and Means CommitteeHarvard Business Review on Pew Center's Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change reportStates News: Western Regional Climate Action InitiativeSpeech: Eileen Claussen addresses Xeriscape Council of New MexicoPew Center opens California officeNew content: Updated Facts and Figures, Business and Climate NewsEileen Claussen named Woman of the Year by the Women's Council on Energy & the EnvironmentIPCC to release latest Assessment April 6Upcoming Conference: Climate 2050, Montreal Canada (October 24-26, 2007)Summary of Supreme Court Decision in EPA vs. MassachusettsOn April, 2nd, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that the EPA has a right to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Read the summary and analysis.Pew Center testifies before House Committee on Ways and MeansOn February 28, 2007, Pew Center President, Eileen Claussen, testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Ms. Claussen outlined what the U.S. must do to reduce the risks posed by global climate change. Read her testimony.Harvard Business Review on PewCenter Report: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate ChangeThe Harvard Business Review says the PewCenter's 2006 Report, Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change, "... warrants a considered look". Read why and view a copy of the report.States News: Western Regional Climate Action InitiativeIn February, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington, established the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative. The states joint effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change will set a regional emissions target within six months, and by August 2008 will establish a market-based system to aid in meeting the target.For more information on what is going on in the states - including New Mexico's newest steps toward clean energy and Minnesota's Renewable Portfolio Standard - visit the States' Latest News Section.Eileen Claussen's remarks at the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico's Annual ConferenceMs. Claussen's comments focus on the politics of climate change and how the political landscape in the U.S. is changing in favor of stronger action to protect the climate. Read the full speech, “Climate Change Politics: A Landscape Transformed"Pew Center opens California officeIn response to growing western states' action on climate change, the PewCenter's Joshua Bushinsky now serves as Western Policy Coordinator. Read more about our expansionUpdated Facts and FiguresThe Pew Center has updated its Facts & Figures section with the latest data on the science of climate change and its observed impacts, along with updated U.S. emissions figures. See the most recent informationUpdated Business and Climate NewsThe PewCenter is a founding member of the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), an unprecedented alliance of leading non-governmental organizations and major corporations.View a summary of recent business-related climate issues and resources for businessesEileen Claussen named Woman of the Year by the Women's Council on Energy & the EnvironmentThe Women's Council on Energy and the Environment named Pew Center President, Eileen Claussen, as their 2007 Woman of the Year. Read moreIPCC to release latest Assessment April 6The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the summary of its latest assessment report on Friday, April 6, 2007. This report focuses on climate change impacts including how warming in specific regions may affect agriculture, coastal areas, ecosystems, human health, industries and water supplies. It will also detail options for societies to adapt to climate change. Read the Pew Center's summary and analysisUpcoming ConferenceOctober 24 - 26, 2007Montreal, CanadaConference in conjunction with Veolia Environment Institute (France) and the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (Canada):"Climate 2050: Technology and Policy Solutions"Read more about the Conference
  • In This Issue:IPCC Issues Comprehensive Report on Science of Climate ChangeOn February 2, 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a summary of the current science of climate change. The summary, directed at policymakers, is based on six years of review of scientific literature by experts from around the world, convened under the auspices of the IPCC's Working Group I. The report calls the evidence of climate warming "unequivocal." The report finds that rates of both observed warming and sea level rise have accelerated over the past century, and discusses other important changes being observed, including more intense precipitation in some regions, prolonged droughts in others, and intensification of hurricanes in some tropical regions.{C}{C}Pew Center's summary of the report (93 KB pdf).Pew Center statement on the report.Facts and Figures."Sea Level Rise - The State of the Science," a new Pew Center fact sheet.Hurricanes and Global Warming Q&A.
  • In This Issue:Pew Center Helps Found United States Climate Action Partnership January 22, 2007--The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is a founding member of the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). USCAP is a new alliance of major businesses and leading climate and environmental groups that have come together to call on the federal government to enact legislation requiring significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.Read more about USCAP.See how the USCAP recommendations compare to climate legislation recently proposed in the Senate (pdf).