National Action Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993
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Page 5 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.
Page 5 - Today, I reaffirm my personal, and announce our nation's commitment, to reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by the year 2000.
Page 22 - ... First, a healthy economy is necessary for a healthy environment, and vice versa. Only a prosperous society can have the confidence and the means to protect its environment. Climate change mitigation through energy efficiency and intelligent, sustainable business practices is an integral part of our policies to protect our environment, promote economic growth, and provide millions of new, high-skill, high-wage jobs. Second, we must protect the environment at home and abroad. We share our atmosphere,...
Page 58 - The committee notes further that a decision by the executive branch to reinterpret the Convention to apply legally binding targets and timetables for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to the United States would alter the "shared understanding...
Page 25 - EPA's benefits assessment program has been designed to be comprehensive, and we will communicate to policymakers the best available information about the socioeconomic impacts of climate change. Mr. Chairman, thank you for your invitation to present testimony before the committee. This has been a welcome opportunity to discuss the administration's climate change policy. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Page 5 - We . . . must take the lead in addressing the challenge of global warming that could make our planet and its climate less hospitable and more hostile to human life. Today, I reaffirm my personal, and announce our Nation's commitment, to reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases to their 1990 levels by the year 2000. "I am instructing my administration to produce a cost-effective plan by August that can continue the trend of reduced emissions. This must be a clarion call, not for more bureaucracy...
Page 6 - Plan which will help enable the country to meet the President's commitment to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000, and therefore, lower the threat of global warming. DOE was a catalyst to involve private industry to develop voluntary cost-effective programs and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future.

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