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The Business of Innovating: Bringing Low-Carbon Solutions to Market

October 18, 2011

Discusses the advantages of bringing low-carbon innovations to market and at scale; challenges; and best practices, such as integrating existing and possible future policies into strategy and pursuing strategic partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.

Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Understanding the Link, Managing the Risk

June 28, 2011

Examines recent extreme weather events, their consequences, and links to larger statistical trends toward higher frequency and severity. Calls for a probability-based risk management framework for adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change.

The Clean Development Mechanism: A Review of the First International Offset Program

March 21, 2011

Examines the Clean Development Mechanism's structure and process, market, and role in cost containment; quality of offsets; lessons learned; and implications for technology transfer, sustainable development, and capacity building in developing countries.

Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change: January 2011 Update

January 31, 2011

Provides an overview of the issues surrounding global climate change, with updates on the scientific data and impacts; adaptation planning; technological and business solutions; and international, federal, state, and local action to mitigate the effects.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From U.S. Transportation

January 31, 2011

Outlines the need to cut transportation emissions to limit climate change effects, mitigation options and technologies, policies to promote mitigation, and various scenarios for public attitudes, public policy, technological progress, and energy prices.

The Evolution of Multilateral Regimes: Implications for Climate Change

December 6, 2010

Examines why multilateral regimes deepen, broaden, and integrate; analyzes the evolution of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change into a more incremental approach to reaching a legally binding agreement; and explores implications.

Climate Change Adaptation: What Federal Agencies Are Doing

November 4, 2010

Summarizes federal agencies' selected initiatives and strategies for limiting the adverse effects of unavoidable changes in the climate, programs and institutional mechanisms, and tools and resources such as indicators and informational Web sites.

U.S. Agriculture & Climate Change Legislation: Markets, Myths & Opportunities

July 20, 2010

Outlines the benefits of a well-designed climate legislation for farmers by projecting market-driven requirements for greenhouse gas limitations, risk management concerns, cost containment mechanisms, and opportunities to realize net economic gains.

Side By Side: Copenhagen Accord, Draft LCA Text, and LCA Chair's Text

June 4, 2010

Compares provisions of the December 2009 Copenhagen Accord, the draft core decision texts carried forward in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action, and the May 2010 text by the AWG-LCA chair.

The Case for Action: Creating a Clean Energy Future

May 19, 2010

Illustrates climate change impacts observed across the United States; outlines consequences for national security, energy security and independence, and global competitiveness in the clean energy economy; and calls for the U.S. to lead global action.

Workshop Proceedings: Assessing the Benefits of Avoided Climate Change: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Beyond

May 3, 2010

Presents discussions and background papers from a March 2009 workshop on perspectives on government decision making, challenges to quantifying climate change effects, the role of uncertainty in assessing climate policy, and advances in economic analysis.

From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency

April 21, 2010

Presents recommended corporate strategies and best practices in energy efficiency, including on overcoming organizational barriers, data collection and reporting, and financial and risk management. Includes survey results, case studies, and resource list.