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Authors: Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D.

Readings

Statehouse and Greenhouse, Ch. 1, Barry Rabe (2004).

Climate Change, Science, Strategies, and Solutions, concluding chapter, Pew Center on Global Climate Change (2001).

Key Questions

Statehouse and Greenhouse

  • What are some of the factors that led to states initiatives and actions with respect to Climate Change?
  • What are the dominant ways in which the states have framed the issues and labeled their policies concerning Climate Change?

Climate Change, Science, Strategies, and Solutions

  • What are the major concerns of the Congress with respect to targeting GHG reduction and Kyoto Protocol?
  • What are the legislative approaches which have been proposed by the Congress for reducing GHG emission?

Supplementary Readings

Per Capita Emissions, Chapter 4. Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse gases and International climate change agreements, World Resource Institute. http://pdf.wri.org/navigating_numbers_chapter4.pdf

Climate Change and the Role of Equity http://rael.berkeley.edu/equity.html