Kyoto Protocol: The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The major feature of the Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These targets amount to an average of five per cent against 1990 levels over the five-year period 2008-2012.
IPCC Materials: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), established to provide decision makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change.
ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection Campaign Documents: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development at a local level. Originally founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), membership today consists of more than 1,049 cities, towns, counties and their associations worldwide.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: The EPA's Climate Change site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all: communities, individuals, businesses, states and localities, and governments.
NACo Climate Protection Resource Center: The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States, advancing issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improving the public's understanding of county government, assisting counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and providing value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan - Phase 1 (PDF): November 2007. Governor Charlie Christ's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change submitted this Phase 1 report on developing Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan.
Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan - Phase 2: October 2008. The second and final report of Governor Charlie Christ's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change was submitted on October 15, 2008. The Phase 2 report contains 50 separate policy recommendations as well as guidance to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in its development of a regulatory, market-based cap-and-trade emissions limiting program.
U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement: Scientific evidence and consensus continues to strengthen the idea that climate disruption is an urgent threat to the environmental and economic health of our communities. Many cities, in this country and abroad, already have strong local policies and programs in place to reduce global warming pollution, but more action is needed at the local, state, and federal levels to meet the challenge.
U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement Best Practices: Visit the Mayor's Climate Protection Center to read what mayors and their cities are doing to fight climate change, improve the local environment and conserve energy.
Broward County Government Operations Climate Change Report: Broward County Government Operations' extensive Climate Change Report produced in May 2008 reviews potential climate change related impacts, establishes a Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction goal and recommends a Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction strategy for the future.
Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force Reports: This Web site details the activities of Miami-Dade County and the Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force in dealing with measures to respond to climate change.
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