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As the first flurries are coating Alpine slopes, questions arise: was this balmy autumn an exception or a harbinger of the effects of climate change? How sensitive are the Alps to climate change?
The Wengen 2006 workshop took place from October 4-6, 2006, and brought together experts from the climate science, policy, and economics communities together with decision-makers from countries within the Alpine Arc.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the publication this week of the Stern Review to the UK government on the economic consequences of climate change. The report was compiled by Sir Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank.
In a speech at the Annual Conference of the Club de Madrid, Angel Gurría focussed on the political economy of climate policies. He spoke about a range of policies that could be used to help address climate change, and the considerable challenges of implementing them.
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AIXG May 2006 final paper - The Developing CDM Market, May 2006 Update. By Jane Ellis and Katia Karousakis.
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AIXG May 2006 final paper -- Domestic Policy Frameworks for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector, Part I - Annex I Countries. By Ellina Levina and Helen Adams, OECD.
This paper provides an assessment of broad trends in progress on assessment and implementation of adaptation to climate change in “developed countries”.
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AIXG May 2006 final paper - Sectoral Crediting Mechanisms for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Institutional and Operational Issues. By Richard Baron and Jane Ellis.
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AIXG May 2006 final paper: Adaptation to Climate Change - Key Terms. by Ellina Levina and Dennis Tirpak, OECD
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AIXG May 2006 final paper: Issues Related to a Programme of Activities under the CDM, by Jane Ellis