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*Resources for the Future: Weathervane, A Digital Forum on Global Climate Policy Summary: (Courtesy of EPA) Weathervane from RFF is an on-line forum designed to provide the news media, legislators, opinion leaders, and the interested public with analysis and commentary on U.S. and global policy initiatives related to climate change.

*The History of Climate Change As a Political Issue (

*The History and Legal Structure of the Global Climate Change Regime  ( 

*Pew Center on Global Climate Change  

*Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Summary: (Courtesy of EPA) Includes information from the 1995 Second Assessment Report comprised of a synthesis report, three sum-maries for policymakers, plus three full-length volumes, combining some 2,000 pages in all.

*What is Climate Change? -" The UNFCC Convention on Climate Change ... outlines the international response to the problem (available for download in PDF or Rich Text format)."  

*United States Initiative on Joint Implementation: Summary:( Courtesy of EPA) The U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation (USIJI) was launched in October 1993, as part of the federal govern-ment’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). USIJI is the largest and most developed of several pilot programs being created worldwide to explore the potential of “joint implementation.” Joint Implementation (JI) refers to arrangements between entities in two or more countries, leading to the implementation of projects that reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


Lesson Plans:

   High School:

         Air pollution: the issues of global warming

         Energy: The Issue of Renewable Energy

                                    (from: The Alliance to Save Energy)

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