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Main Title Climate change federal laws and policies related to greenhouse gas reductions / {electronic resource} :
Author Yacobucci, Brent D.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Year Published 2006
Report Number RL31931
OCLC Number 70340368
Subjects Global warming--Research--Law and legislation--United States ; Climatic changes--Research--Law and legislation--United States ; Greenhouse gases--United States ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--United States
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EJAM POD Internet only Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/14/2006
Climate change is viewed as a global issue, but proposed responses generally require action at the national level. In 1992, the United States ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which called on industrialized countries to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases. Over the past 16 years, a variety of voluntary and regulatory actions have been proposed or undertaken in the United States, including monitoring of electric utility carbon dioxide emissions, improved appliance efficiency, and incentives for developing renewable energy sources. This report provides background on the evolution of U.S. climate change policy, from ratification of the UNFCCC to the George W. Bush Administration?s 2001 rejection of the Kyoto Protocol to the present.
Title from PDF title page (viewed July 14, 2006). "Updated February 22, 2006."