February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
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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 10, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1997
Annual Energy Outlook 1997, U.S. Energy Info. Admin., Jan. 1997,
no charge (EIA). Full text available at
Presents forecasts of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices through
2015. A section on carbon emissions concludes that slower rise in per
capita emissions will fail to offset population growth, leading to a
continued rise in emissions; coal is the main source of carbon emissions
from electricity production.
Digest of Environmental Statistics No. 19, 1997, U.K. Dept.
Environ., Transport & Regions, July 1997, £30/$50 (HMSO).
Brings together core statistics on a large range of environmental issues
from climate change to land use, focusing on geographical variation and on
performance in relation to national targets. U.K. emissions of CO2
and methane fell 7% and 15% respectively between 1990 and 1995.
Trends in Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1990-1995), June 1997
Emissions increased 9.2% over the period; 1995 emissions were about 2%
of the global total. Emissions of CO2 grew slower (7.8%) than
those of the other two major greenhouse gases, methane (16%) and nitrous
Canada's Energy Outlook 1996-2020, 1997 (Natural Resources
Canada). Full text available at
Projects that greenhouse gas emissions will be 8.2% higher than 1990
levels by 2000, 19% higher in 2010, and 36% higher in 2020. Energy
efficiency and voluntary programs are expected to pay a large role in
moderating the increase.
Environmental Performance Reviews--Korea, 196 pp., 1997, $35
Korea is now taking vigorous action to solve environmental problems that
were neglected earlier in its economic development. Yet CO2
emissions closely follow GDP growth, and in 2000 will be 80% higher than
in 1990. Korea has not yet developed a climate change policy that can
adequately respond to its fast-growing emissions.
New Zealand: Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 1990-95, 1996,
US$31/NZ$45 (N.Z. Ministry of Commerce).
Covers emissions from domestic transport, industry, electricity
generation, petroleum refining, and the commercial, residential and
agricultural sectors. New Zealand's gross CO2 emissions will
exceed 1990 levels by 22-25% by the year 2000, and net emissions are
unlikely to stabilize at 1990 levels. New Zealand has expected forests,
acting as a CO2 sink, to meet 80% of its CO2
emissions reductions. However, projections have been revised since 1994
because forest absorption modeling techniques have been refined and
planting projections amended downwards.
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