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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1995
Several related entries are listed in the next section.
The Climate Change
Action Plan as an Economic Development Strategy for the United States, S.
Laitner, 26 pp., 1994 (ACEEE).
The macroeconomic benefits of the Clinton Administration's Climate Change
Action Plan could generate a net employment increase of 157,000 jobs by 2000,
and 260,000 jobs by 2010.
National Report Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
1994. Available from Community Info. Unit., Dept. Environ., GPO Box 787,
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia (tel: 61 8 803 772; fax: 61 6 274 1970).
Although Australia's initial greenhouse gas reduction goal is to stabilize
emissions based on 1988 levels by the year 2000, by late 1994, there will still
be a substantial gap remaining to reach that goal. Comments in Energy, Econ.
& Clim. Change, pp. 7-8, Nov. 1994, note that the above report only
mentions this goal in passing, and focuses exclusively on more tractable issues
raised by increases in emissions. One of the leading critics of Australia's
climate policies, Peter Kinrade, of the Australian Conservation Foundation, said
that the government has made little or no effort to tackle the problem.
The New Zealand Response, Sep. 1994. Contact Environ. Ministry, POB 10362,
According to this first communication to the United Nations under the
Framework Convention on Climate Change, New Zealand is well on the way to
reducing CO2 to 1990 levels by the year 2000. Net carbon dioxide
emissions should be 50-59% below 1990 levels; the reduction for methane should
be 8%. Although gross emissions will continue to rise, the drop in net
emissions is attributable to the role of the country's forests as sinks.
The Report on
Options for Canada's National Action Program on Climate Change, Nov. 1994.
Available from CCTG Secretariat, Natural Resour. Canada, 580 Booth St., 13th
Fl., Ottawa ON K1A 0E4, Can. (tel: 613 996 0767; fax: 613 947 3317).
Released at a meeting of Canadian federal and provincial energy and
environment leaders. Canada will miss greenhouse gas emission reduction targets
if nothing is done to reduce the current level of emissions. The Climate Change
Task Force has proposed five emission reduction scenarios.
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