ABSTRACT

S. Rept. 110-337: America's Climate Security Act of 2007, Report together with Minority Views to Accompany S. 2191, May 20, 2008   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The Committee on Environment and Public Works, to which was referred a bill (S. 2191) to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases, and for other purposes, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon with an amendment, and recommends that the bill, as amended, do pass. The past 20 years have seen a concerted global effort to grapple with the challenge of climate change, an effort that began with the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to investigate and report on climate science. That period has also been marked by the U.S. ratification and international entry into force in 1994 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the entry into force in 2005 of the Kyoto Protocol for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. During the mid-1990's the United States played a leading role in the formulation and negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol and its implementing rules, lending the lessons of its experience under domestic environmental laws like the Clean Air Act to the process of crafting the GHG emissions reduction program embodied in the Kyoto Protocol. In recent years, the U.S. role in the international process receded. Domestic climate policies have been modest at best."

Report Number:
S. Rept. 110-337; Senate Report 110-337
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Date:
2008-05-20
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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