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Abstract: 350 believes in the power of creativity, hard work, and collaboration to make voices heard with little time or resources. The group works to educate and promote activities to increase awareness and keep global GHG emissions below 350 ppm in the atmosphere.

Cement Industry Energy and CO2 Performance
Abstract: This report covers 1990 - 2006 and outlines the "Getting the Numbers Right" system in detail, and shows how an effective measuring, reporting and verification system can be developed and managed for and by industry.
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Cities for Climate Protection Program
Abstract: ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability USA has been identified as one of the 15 most meaningful nonprofit organizations dealing with Climate Change by 139 independent experts through Philanthropedia's research [more]
Source: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Climate Action Registry Reporting Online Tool (CARROT)
Abstract: CARROT is the The Climate Registry’s greenhouse gas emission program which includes guidance, built-in emission conversion factors, and standardized reporting software (online).
Source: Climate Action Registry

Climate Action Reserve Landfill Protocol and Landfill Verification Protocols U.S.
Abstract: The Landfill Project Protocol provides guidance to quantify, report, and verify GHG emission reductions associated with installing a landfill gas collection and destruction system at landfill operations. The protocol was first adopted by the Reserve Board
Source: Climate Action Reserve

Energy for America's Future
Abstract: Details current White House policy on energy security and confronting climate change.
Source: White House

Following the Footprints
Abstract: An article on tracking the carbon footprints of groceries.
Source: The Economist

Green Building for Cool Cities
Abstract: Re-energize your Cool City with our new "Green Building for Cool Cities" project in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Making new and retrofitted buildings more energy-efficient is a key solution to global warming and to achieving the transition to a clean energy economy.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council

Guide to Energy Efficiency in Aluminum Smelters
Abstract: The aluminum industry is a significant energy consumer and seeks ways to reduce energy consumption and achieve better performance. This document describes efforts and opportunities.
Source: Natural Resources Canada

Improving Efficiency of Coal-Fired Power Plants for Near Term CO2 Reductions [PDF]
Abstract: NETL has evaluated the opportunity to improve the efficiency of coal-fired power plants as a way to reduce GHG emissions.
Source: National Energy Technology Lab (NETL)

Materials Management and Climate Change Toolkit
Abstract: Compiled resources to integrate material conservation into a community GHG inventory and climate action planning,including new approaches to inventories that quantifies impacts from materials, model plans that include materials conservation, innovative policies and example ordinances, standards, and more.
Source: West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum

Methane Avoidance from Composting
Abstract: Developing a GHG reduction project protocol for organic waste composting projects will provide a standardized approach for quantifying and monitoring GHG reductions from projects that avoid methane emissions through the diversion and composting of municipal food waste that would otherwise have been sent to a landfill.
Source: Climate Action Reserve

Ocean Acidification
Abstract: The ocean absorbs approximately 1/4 of the CO2 added to the atmosphere from human activities each year. When CO2 dissolves in seawater, acidification occurs, decreasing the ability of many marine organisms to build shells and maintain skeletal structure.
Source: Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO-IOC)

Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard
Abstract: Developed by multi-stakeholder partners, this guidance provides a standard for companies and other organizations to prepare a GHG inventory of emissions associated with a product.
Source: World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Products, Packaging and U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions [PDF]
Abstract: Stolaroff (author), builds on an EPA report on reducing GHGs through materials and land management - including impact of products and packaging. His analysis indicates non-food products and packaging make up 44% of U.S. GHG emissions.
Source: Product Policy Institute

U.S. Climate Policy and Actions
Abstract: Describes current U.S. policy regarding climate change.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. EPA - Global Warming Site
Abstract: EPA's Climate Change Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
Abstract: Information on greenhouse gas emission inventories, an introduction to climate change, a discussion of methodological issues and plans for QA/QC and an uncertainty analysis
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

White House Council on Environmental Quality
Abstract: Our focus ensures strong science and policy basis for U.S. environmental policy, to move the nation to greater reliance on clean energy and increase energy security, to combat global warming while growing the green economy, to protect public health and the environment, especially in vulnerable communities, and to protect and restore ecosystems.
Source: U.S. White House


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