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GLCA Materials

GLCA Discussion Paper for the High Level Event on Climate Technology and Finance at COP 14 of the UNFCCC
Poznan, Poland, 10 December 2008

Presentation: A Global Response to Climate Change
By Mohamed T. El-Ashry

Speech by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gleneagles Dialogue – 3rd Ministerial Conference
Berlin, 10 September 2007

Framework for a Post-2012 Agreement on Climate Change (pdf)
A Proposal of the Global Leadership for Climate Action
10 September 2007

Evolution of the Clean Development Mechanism:  Toward 20212 and Beyond
This paper, written in July 2007 by Christiana Figueres of the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board and Ken Newcombe of Climate Change Capital, evaluates the status and track record of the Clean Development Mechanism and looks ahead to its role as part of a post-2012 international agreement on climate change. (pdf)

GLCA Discussion Paper for the May 2007 Meeting
This paper outlined several key topics slated for discussion at the first GLCA meeting in May 2007. These topics, including technology transfer, carbon sinks and market-based approaches to emissions reductions, are all important discussions to precede the creations of an international framework. (pdf)

Climate Change Resources

United Nations Foundation
Web site of the UN Foundation, created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities.

Club of Madrid
The Club of Madrid is an independent organization dedicated to strengthening democracy around the world by drawing on the unique experience and resources of its Members - democratic former heads of state and government. In partnership with other organizations and governments that share its democracy-promotion goals, the Club of Madrid provides peer to peer counsel, strategic support and technical advice to leaders and institutions working towards democratic transition and consolidation.

Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change
This information portal contains information on UN climate change activity, including material from the Secretary-General and the General Assembly, as well as from the UN Development Programme, the World Meteorolgoical Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The United Nations established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1988 to evaluate the scientific evidence available on anthropogenic climate change. The Panel’s reports are considered the authoritative source on climate change.

Energy Future Coalition
Web site of the Energy Future Coalition, a broad-based, nonpartisan alliance that seeks to bridge the differences among business, labor and environmental groups and identify energy policy options with broad political support. The coalition aims to bring about changes in U.S. energy policy to address the economic, security and environmental challenges related to the production and use of fossil fuels.

HM Treasury
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change was released on Oct. 30, 2006 by economist Nicholas Stern for the British government. It was not the first report on the economics of climate change but it is the largest. It concluded, among other items, that 1 percent of the global GDP will be required to avoid the catastrophes associated with climate change.

Global Environment Facility
The Global Environment Facility helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment.

World Resources Institute
World Resources Institute is an environmental thank tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve peoples' lives.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Web Page
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) climate change site offers comprehensive information on this issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society--communities, individuals, business, state and localities, and governments.

Web site for the Climate Institute
The Climate Intitute's Web site on climate change, which seeks to provide reliable information on climate change, energy and the environment. The site is regularly updated with recent news and articles, and contains links and summaries for climate and energy sites in over 90 nations, in addition to extensive educational resources pertaining to climate change.

The U.S. Global Change Research Program
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) supports research on the interactions of natural and human-induced changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The USGCRP began as a presidential initiative in 1989 and was codified by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606), which mandates development of a coordinated interagency research program. Participants in the USGCRP include the Agency for International Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Smithsonian Institution.

UN World Meterological Organization
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

UN Environmental Programme
The United Nations Environmental Programmer, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue. Our approach is based on sound science, straight talk, and a belief that we can work together to protect the climate while sustaining economic growth.

The U.S. Geological Survey
As the United States' largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of their scientific expertise enables the group to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

Woods Hole Research Center—Web guide to global warming
This Web site contains a "beginner's guide" to understanding global warming, and is part of the official site for the Woods Hole Research Center. The Center conducts research, identifies policies, and supports educational activities that advance the well-being of humans and of the environment.

Web site for Nature journal
Nature is a weekly, international, interdisciplinary journal of science. is one of the most popular sites on the Internet, serving almost 12 million visitors a month.

The Web site for Science, the international weekly science journal, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).