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Enviro-links : Air quality and climatic changes

Be in the air of time and consult our section on air quality and climatic changes.

Canada

Alberta-based Offset Credit System

Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)
Established in April 1998 as part of Natural Resources Canada, the OEE’s mandate is to renew, strengthen and expand Canada’s commitment to energy conservation and energy efficiency. On its Web site, OEE provides details on OEE programs, offers practical energy conservation advice to consumers, businesses, governments and institutions, and has links to hundreds of related sites around the world.

Environment Canada – Greenhouse Gaz Informations
This site features a variety of information on GHGs, the greenhouse effect, FAQs, a searchable inventory of Canada’s GHG emissions, and all the latest information and tools you need for measuring, verifying and reporting facility GHG emissions.

Environment Canada – Air
Links on: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Atmospheric Science, Ozone and Smog.

Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT)

Registre CSA Standards

Quebec

Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles – Efficacité énergétique

Ministry of Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP) – L’air au Québec
Part of the mission of the Ministère du éveloppement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs is to ensure air quality for the citizens of Québec and help solve local, transboundary and global air issues. Subjects: climate change, air quality, greenhouse gaz emissions, info-Smog…

Western Climate Initiative (WCI)

International

Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

United Nations Environment Network – Climate Change
This portal is a central source for substantive work and information resources regarding climate change.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) brings together some 180 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. The members are drawn from more than 30 countries and 20 major industrial sectors.

United States

California Climate Action Registry
The California Climate Action Registry (the Registry) was established by California statute as a non-profit voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to help companies and organizations with operations in the state to establish GHG emissions baselines against which any future GHG emission reduction requirements may be applied.

EPA’S Global Warming Site
The EPA Global Warming Site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s climate change programs and activities are an integral part of the Agency’s mission and purpose. With the Global Warming Site, the accurate information is presented on the very broad issue of climate change and global warming in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, public officials and governments.

Global Climate Change Policy Book (White House)
The President new approach to the challenge of global climate change.

Physical Sciences Laboratory
The mission of the Physical Sciences Laboratory is to advance national capabilities to interpret the causes of observed climate variations, and to apply this knowledge to improve climate models and forecasts and develop new climate products that better serve the needs of the public and decision-makers.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

US Global Change Research Program
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) supports research on the interactions of natural and human-induced changes in the global environment and their implications for society.

Verified Carbon Standards (VCS)