This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
Re-Thinking the Legitimacy of Institutions for Climate Financeby , , and -
This report seeks to ground the debate on climate finance in an objective analysis of ongoing efforts to finance mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
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This issue brief discusses different ways to improve the current system for reporting and compiling information on public financing for climate change. Its goal is to help Parties to the UNFCCC develop robust reporting processes for climate finance.
Key Challenges and Recommendationsby , and -
This Working Paper summarizes the common challenges identified by greenhouse gas accounting and reporting programs at the March 2010 International Workshop of GHG Protocol-based Programs. It then goes on to present recommendations generated by workshop participants on how to best address these...
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This working paper summarizes country submissions to the UNFCCC on the key issues
in the international climate negotiations.
Insights for Development and Climate Financeby -
This working paper series summarizes key innovations and challenges of the Clean Technology Fund. It analyzes the investment plans that the Fund has endorsed to date, and makes the case for greater emphasis on institutional capacity and governance in program design.
Clarifying the terms and the policy implications of the debateby and -
This working paper explores the value of temporary carbon storage, as well as the implications of those temporary storage values for several critical policy design questions relating to greenhouse gas accounting and biological offsets.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States Using Existing Federal Authorities and State Actionby , , and -
This report presents an analysis of potential GHG emissions reductions under existing U.S. federal authorities and announced state actions through 2030.
This analysis provides an assessment of reductions in net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to total U.S. emissions that could be achieved by pollution reduction proposals currently under consideration in the 111th Congress. A full description of the methods and assumptions behind this...
Market and Environmental Implications of Switching to Grass for U.S. Transportby and -
This study examines the impacts of increased commercial switchgrass production on U.S. agricultural land-use patterns, commodity prices, and the environmental impacts of cropping systems in the agricultural sector.
U.S. policymakers at the federal, regional and state level are discussing market-based policies
to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Below are answers to
commonly asked questions about the scope of such legislation and the costs and benefits for...
Elements of a Framework for the Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Financeby , and -
This working paper explores the main issues associated with the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of finance in the post-2012 climate regime.
Clean Technology Research, Development and Innovation in Chinaby and -
This working paper examines efforts made by China---the world’s largest gross emitter of greenhouse gases---to create an enabling environment for R&D and innovation in the field of clean technology.
Searching for Common Ground on an Uneven Playing Fieldby , and -
This paper analyzes relevant measures in emerging U.S. domestic climate policies, describes the objectives of these measures, assesses how they might be imposed, and discusses their implications for both a future climate agreement and the international trading system.
Incorporating the Perspectives of Local Stakeholders for Improved REDD Designby , , , and -
This working paper summarizes the feedback and conclusions from a series of workshops for local and indigenous communities in Cameroon and the DRC held in 2008 and 2009, discussing REDD design and implementation.
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This matrix helps policymakers compare the National Climate Change plans of five developing countries: India, Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa.
Laying a Foundation for Projects, Policies, and Capacities that Countries Needby -
As UNFCCC negotiators work to develop
shared expectations around adaptation
planning, it is critical that they
provide a high degree of flexibility to
countries, so that planning processes
can be domestically “owned” and plans
effectively implemented. The...
Options and Implicationsby and -
A Copenhagen agreement on climate change will likely take a legally binding form, but one that provides for a range of commitments by countries. This Working Paper clarifies a complex set of issues around the legal character of commitments and weighs the potential risks and benefits to...
Identifying Convergence in Country Submissionsby , , and -
This paper identifies the key elements needed to
ensure enhanced action on technology transfer and
development and then evaluates the approaches
taken in major country positions.
Getting to Yes on Climate Changeby -