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Main Title A U.S.-centric chronology of the international climate change negotiations [electronic resource] /
Author Leggett, Jane A.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2008
Report Number R40001
OCLC Number 288593387
Subject Added Ent Climatic changes.; Global warming.; Greenhouse gas mitigation.; Environmental policy--United States.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/26/2008
Collation [11] p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Description based on title screen as viewed on June 19, 2008. "7-4700." "R40001" "December 1, 2008." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Under the "Bali Action Plan", countries around the globe are endeavoring to reach agreement by the end of 2009 on effective, feasible, and fair actions beyond 2012 to address risks of climate change driven by human-related emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). This document provides a U.S.-centric chronology of the international policy negotiations to address climate change. It begins before agreement on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, and proceeds through the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Marrakesh Accords of 2001, and the Bali Action Plan of 2007 that mandates the current negotiations. This chronology identifies selected external events and major multilateral meetings that have influenced the current legal and institutional arrangements, as well as contentious issues for further cooperation. Today?s negotiations under the Bali Action Plan focus on four elements: mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions; adaptation to impacts of climate change; financial assistance to low income countries; and technology development and transfer. They also are intended to define a 'shared vision' for reducing global GHG emissions by around 2050. For U.S. legislators, important issues include the compatibility of any international agreement with U.S. domestic policies and laws; the adequacy of appropriations, fiscal measures and programs to achieve any commitments under the agreement; and the desirable form of the agreement and related requirements for potential Senate ratification and federal implementing legislation.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2008
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; R40001
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20081217130851
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02896nam 2200397Ia 45020