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Discusses Aug. 4, 2017, Department of State communication to the UN that the U.S. intends to withdraw from the 2016 Paris Agreement, an international agreement to address climate change over the coming century existing under the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Reviews history of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and examines the Paris Agreement (PA), which is set to take effect on Nov. 4, 2016, and addresses climate change through international cooperation.
(GAO) Report examining NOAA efforts to assist States to improve marine coastal ecosystems resilience to global climate change impact in accordance with the Coastal Zone Management Act, and reviewing State perspectives on such efforts.
Report examining selected foreign governments and U.S. Government measures to improve resilience to weather-related disasters through climate change adaptation, including legislative measures, long-term planning, and aligning climate adaptation plans with broader disaster resilience strategies.
Hearing charter, prepared for Dec. 1, 2015, Committee hearing, providing background on upcoming Nov. 30-Dec. 11, 2015, UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, which intends to establish a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and summarizing Administration pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Provides background on history of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations leading up to proposal of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Reviews Durban platform for GCF design, and outlines outstanding design issues. Addresses relationship of GCF to other U.S. commitments for international climate change assistance, and summarizes Congressional issues of relevance to GCF.
Outlines conceptual approaches to setting goals for climate change-related policies, and provides brief descriptions of principal "policy tools" that could be wielded to achieve policy goals. Describes four strategies for setting climate change policies, including research and wait-and-see, science-based goal setting, economics-based policies, and incrementalism or adaptive management.