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"The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is the best available estimate of the damage done by each ton of carbon dioxide that is released into the air..." "This site was designed to highlight some of the most significant efforts to incorporate the federally developed Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) in policymaking across the United States..."
"To better understand the implications of climate change for the financial sector and the broader economy, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco recently hosted a conference on the economics of climate change to gather and debate the latest analyses from universities and policy institutions, nationally and abroad...This Economic Letter summarizes the main themes of the conference."
Webpage with overviews and links to reports, within the general EPA website: "EPA has been engaged in a wide range of research into approaches aimed at curbing the United States’ contribution to global warming. Areas of climate economics research include economic analyses of regulatory policy instruments such as emissions trading, estimation of greenhouse gas reduction benefits, the role of uncertainty, and modeling the economic impacts of ocean acidification."
"Our platform and action plans are built around data driven solutions using an equity lens to inform policies that address health, environmental, and economic justice challenges facing African Americans in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. "
CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of current issues, both domestic and international. "Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research."
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)Designed for scholarly research, this database supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study including STEM, social sciences and humanities. It includes resources from journals, periodicals, reports, books and more including peer-reviewed journal articles. (View list of titles)
"The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats."
"Seed rematriation is a process through which seeds are returned to their place of origin...The seed rematriation movement is led by Indigenous women, who traditionally act as the caretakers of seeds, ensuring they are healthy from one season to the next. ..When a seed is rematriated, it is not owned by its community of origin; rather, it re-enters into a reciprocal relationship with that community."
"The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods. GBM was founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their streams were drying up, their food supply was less secure, and they had to walk further and further to get firewood for fuel and fencing."
"We work in 21 countries around the world alongside local farmers and business owners. We support farmers and their communities as they mobilize and envision their futures, provide training so they can improve the quantity and quality of the goods they produce, and connections to market to increase sales and incomes."
"We supply 1 million smallholder farmers with everything they need to grow more food and earn more money. One Acre Fund envisions a world where all farmers have big harvests, healthy families, and rich soil."
In depth overview article with sections on:
Green Building Materials
Energy Efficiency and Conservation in the Home
Other High-efficiency Vehicles
"In sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people have no access to electricity and over 700 million must rely on harmful fuels, it’s women who bear the huge burden of this energy poverty and who disproportionately shoulder the harmful effects of climate change. Solar Sister believes women are a key part of the solution to the clean energy challenge. This is why we invest in women’s enterprise in off-grid communities."
This report, co-authored by the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group, showcases the opportunity that all companies have for huge climate impact through action to decarbonize global supply chains.
EPA’s SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency. Learn why freight matters to supply chain sustainability and how the EPA advances sustainable transportation supply chains.
IMO initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, setting out a vision which confirms IMO’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and to phasing them out as soon as possible.
In this report, Deloitte together with Shell capture the industry view of how to decarbonize the road freight sector. The report outlines the current state of the sector, identifies the barriers that must be overcome to decarbonize, and proposes a catalogue of solutions and a roadmap to accelerate progress.
White House report from Oct. 14, 2021. "This report first lays out a climate risk accountability framework that outlines core principles for addressing climate-related financial risk, and then provides a roadmap of executive action along the six lines of work outlined in E.O. 14030"
Links to full text reports and working papers on environmental economics, including climate change impacts.
"EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) publishes a working paper series on research in environmental economics. Paper topics include environmental management, resources and conservation, agriculture, global issues, institutional issues, and other topics. These papers are either authored by NCEE economists or produced with funding from NCEE."
Report by the International Monetary Fund, Dec. 2019
"This issue of Finance & Development looks at the economic and financial impact of climate policy choices.
It points to concrete solutions that offer
growth opportunities, driven by technological innovation, sustainable investment, and a dynamic private sector."
"This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study—prepared at the request of the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science—presents an overview of issues related to climate change, focusing primarily on its economic aspects"
The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publication Date: 2015
Climate Justice by Mary Robinson
Call Number: 363.7 ROB
Publication Date: 2018
Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas
Call Number: 338.476 THO
Publication Date: 2019
The Green Belt Movement by Wangari Maathai
Call Number: 333.75 MAA
Publication Date: 2003
Meadowlark Economics by James Eggert
Call Number: 363.7 EGG
Publication Date: 2009
Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security by Todd Miller
Call Number: 304.873 MIL
Publication Date: 2017
The Sustainability Revolution by Andrés R. Edwards
Call Number: 338.92 EDW
Publication Date: 2005
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
Call Number: 363.738 KLE
Publication Date: 2015
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells