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  • 15
  • December
  • 2014

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The Lima Accord: Almost 200 Nations Reach Modest Climate Change Agreement at the United Nation Convention in Peru

As discussed in this previous post, the annual  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) summit kicked off on December 1, 2014, in Lima, Peru. After two weeks of negotiations, on Sunday, December 14, the parties reached a modest agreement (“the Lima Accord”) to address climate change in which all parties agreed for the first time to reduce their greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions.

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  • 10
  • December
  • 2014

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EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan

On June 26, 2014, EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (“OAR”) released its Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan (“OAR Plan”). The OAR Plan builds on EPA’s agency-wide Climate Change Adaptation plan and complements implementation plans issued by the other National Environmental Program Offices and Regional Offices. For more information about the implementation plan issued by EPA’s Office of Water, please see this previous post.

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  • 04
  • December
  • 2014

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EPA Releases Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Water Resources Outlining Tools for States and Tribes

On October 31, 2014, the EPA Office of Water released its final Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan (“OW Plan”), indicating how the EPA will integrate climate change adaptation methods into its programs and operations. A draft of the OW Plan was the subject of a Federal Register notice of availability and request for public review and comment in late 2013.

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  • 03
  • December
  • 2014

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Twentieth United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Summit Begins in Lima

The annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) summit kicked off on December 1, 2014, in Lima, Peru. The summit includes the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (“COP 20”) and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (“CMP 10”).

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