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Hearing to examine Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) final guidance for Federal departments and agencies to consider greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effects of global climate change when conducting environmental reviews required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
Hearing to examine the various scientific, economic and other policy issues surrounding President Barack Obama's recent pledge to the UN-led effort, known as the Paris Agreement, to curtail greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent over the next decade and by 80 percent by 2050.
Hearing before the Subcom on Space, Science, and Competitiveness to examine status of climate change science, in light of concerns about influence of politics on climate change science data and research and the impact of emissions from human activities on global warming.
Hearing to examine U.S. and international efforts to address global climate change, focusing on factors impacting and impeding UN climate change negotiations, including differing scientific views on the roots of global climate change and the often competing national interests of developed and developing countries.
Hearing to examine scientific evidence regarding global temperature changes and relationship of climate change to human greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to review potential impact of EPA regulations to reduce GHG emissions. Recent EPA proposals to curtail carbon emissions have drawn criticism from various individuals and groups. Objections include the potential negative economic and financial implications of new regulations, and disagreements over the accuracy of existing climate science models and skepticism over the role of manmade emissions in global warming trends. The Committee is considering legislative proposals on the matter, including H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.
Hearing to examine factors contributing to and policy options to address global climate change, and to review global climate change research activities. Includes overview of global climate change and greenhouse gas production, diverse views on extent of climate change implications, evaluation of various climate models, perspectives on human activity impact on global climate change, and examination of climate change implications for oceans and marine resources.
Hearing to examine Chinese global climate change mitigation policies, and to review opportunities for U.S.-China bilateral energy relationship to achieve necessary global emissions reductions. Examination of Chinese greenhouse gas emissions magnitude and reduction policies; perspectives on Chinese attitudes towards and initiatives to increase environmental regulation; ; recommendations for U.S.-China environmental cooperation initiatives.
Hearing to examine U.S. and international efforts to address global climate change, in light of international climate change conference scheduled to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in Dec. 2009. Adverse effects of climate change on developing countries, with policy recommendations; importance of clean and renewable energy technology development; overview of key climate change issues relevant to upcoming Copenhagen negotiations; review of U.S. and developed countries initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with views on international debate over appropriate reduction goals.
Hearing in Twentynine Palms, Calif., before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands to examine impact of global climate change on national parks, and to review strategies to protect national parks from climate change adverse effects, focusing on national parks in western States.