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Climate Action 2007-2008

The likely cost of

The likely cost of urgent and coordinated action is around one per cent of GDP by mid century. In terms of growth, it amounts to a fraction of a fraction taken off the annual rate. FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL BE RICHER AND MORE ABLE TO ADAPT THE CASE FOR ACTION 30 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

Is it worth paying one per cent of GDP to avoid the additional risks of higher emissions? The case for strong and timely action, supported by well designed economic policies, is overwhelming. THE BASIC QUESTION Author Enquiries THE CASE FOR ACTION 31 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

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    REPORTING 80 Harnessing consumer s

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    Companies: A NEW WORLD OF RISK AND

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    TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

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    Life in the low carbon economy. Is

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    KPMG: SUPPORTING BUSINESS IN MEETIN

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    CARING FOR CLIMATE: THE BUSINESS LE

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    Carbon footprints in the supply cha

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    WHAT NEXT FOR BUSINESSES?

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    REDUCING AIR EMISSIONS AND PURIFYIN

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    Figure 1: Range of insurer activiti

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    7. Investment in climate change sol

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    In 2007, increasing scientific cert

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    CORPORATE RESPONSES

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    In a few short years, more than 840

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    RESPONDING AND EVOLVING

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    Vulnerability to external factors

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    The emission reductions expected fr

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    STEP 2: DECIDE HOW MANY OFFSETS NEE

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    STEP 6: UNDERTAKE DUE DILIGENCE ON

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    THE LONG TERM PAST

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    Global damage costs/development ben

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    Carbon rationing: the only realisti

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    The PCA will act as a parallel curr

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    THE RE SHARE IN TODAY’S ENERGY MA

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    OUTLOOK

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    MORE THAN A DROP IN THE OCEAN

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    In its Survey of Energy Resources f

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    Figure 1: Centralised energy - yest

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    A RENEWABLES INFRASTRUCTURE

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    ENERGY 148 In 2006, global demand

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    PROFILE 150 Enel’s green revoluti

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    ENERGY 156 BIOMAS

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    Table: Top five countries for energ

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    The primary scarcity facing the pla

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    Coal is America’s dominant energy

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    Assuming sufficient policy efforts,

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    Figure 4: Comparison of costs of CC

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    Renewable energy in India: STATUS A

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    RENEWABLE OUTLOOK

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    Renewable energy financing; PV SOLA

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    THE INTEREST RATE BUY-DOWN

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    Sustainable bioenergy in Africa: is

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    THE WAY FORWARD

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    WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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    Mitigating climate change: the Braz

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    REDUCED EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATIO

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    Buildings

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    Transportation and greenhouse gas m

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    Reducing car carbon emissions: how

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    Future transportation systems in Ch

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    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

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    Reducing GHG emissions

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    A VISION FOR AVIATION

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    The alternative to business travel

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    More than 60 per cent of all meetin

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    GROUNDS FOR HOPE

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    Converging technologies

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    Figure 1. Historical gains in US en

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    TELECOMMUNICATIONS 218 Energy and

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    Grundfos circulator pumps ENERGY EF

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    Figure: Impact of climate change in

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    PROFILE 238 MEET THE CATALYST

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    Today there are papers produced wit

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    STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

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    The role of cities in tackling clim

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    The power of green public procureme

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    THE POLITICAL CONTEXT FOR GREEN PUB

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    OBJECTIVES OF THE BASQUE OFFICE ON

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    CIRCULAR ECONOMY In the circula

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    Progress in climate change adaptati

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    The Caribbean community recognises

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    Steps... There are a number of step

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    “EVERYTHING CAN ALWAYS BE DONE BE

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    2 Assess where you stand

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    3 Decide and plan where you want to

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    ACTIONS 274 Buildings

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    Cleaner fuels and vehicles

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    To purchase offsets, individuals or

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