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Fact Sheet on Green Resilience: Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

CCAP encourages communities, companies and policymakers to Ask the Climate Question about key policies and infrastructure investments: Does it cut carbon pollution while also preparing for climate change impacts? We help our partners “connect the dots” between adaptation and mitigation to implement Green Resilience policies and measures that reduce GHG emissions and enhance resilience to... continue reading »

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Executive Summary: Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Strategies: Pursuing Implementation Pilots

At the Building Climate Solutions 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment   Conference held in Washington DC this past January, the Center for Clean Air Policy partnered with the U.S. Global Climate Research Program’s National Climate Assessment Program to host “Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies: Pursuing Implementation Pilots” symposium and... continue reading »

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The President’s Climate Action Plan: Right on the Money

On July 26, 2013 President Obama announced a far-reaching Climate Action Plan that will support achievement of the U.S. commitment to reduce national carbon pollution in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 while redirecting our international development aid to foster clean energy choices in other countries. With the promised expeditious implementation... continue reading »

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Meeting Summary: Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Washington, DC

On March 14, 2013, the District Department of the Environment, the District Office of Planning, and the Center for Clean Air Policy held a workshop centered on critical infrastructure resilience measures. The discussion aimed to shape future preparation efforts to ensure they reflect stakeholder knowledge, experience and priorities. It will be essential to continue assessing... continue reading »

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Adaptation in the International Climate Negotiations: An Analysis of Some Issues for a Copenhagen Agreement

Adaptation is one of the four pillars of the Bali Action Plan and will be a key component of any Copenhagen Agreement. The central issue that has been dominating debates on adaptation is how much it will cost and how developing countries could be assisted with their adaptation to climate change. Several studies put the... continue reading »