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Progress report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

This report describes work by the Interagency Climate Change Task Force. The group’s goals include forming recommendations for a national strategy for climate change adaptation, improving the resilience and adaptive capacity of the federal government towards climate change, and improving public understanding of specific climate change vulnerabilities. Read More

Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

This report describes policy recommendations for coastal and marine spatial planning in order to protect ecosystems while continuing to allow economic activity. Read More

Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners

This handbook is a collaboration of research and consultations by the Council on Environmental Quality concerning analyses prepared under the National Environmental Protection Act. This guide introduces interested parties to collaborative principles, and includes suggestions for successful collaborative efforts. Read More

Administering Green Programs in Congress: Issues and Options

This report discusses “green” programs and the higher profile they have gained since the 110th Congress. “Green” programs are those designed to create an environmentally friendly work environment and conserve energy. This report discusses initiatives and policy options that would improve the “greening” process on Capitol Hill. Read More

Supporting the Education Pipeline: A Business Engagement Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations

A policy paper for schools on working with businesses. Read More

The Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP).

ETOP connects programs that develop new cost-effective environmental technologies and distributes information on air, water, and waste treatment and control technologies. Read More

Our Planet : Sustainable Transport - On the Right Track

Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to policies meant to reduce the carbon emissions from cars, trucks, and planes by converting fleets to cleaner, renewable fuels, and by moving government subsidies from highway infrastructure to public transportation. Read More

Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

This report discusses the direction of a national policy to protect oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes while coordinating with national security and foreign policy interests. The priorities include ecosystem restoration, water quality, resiliency to climate change and acidification, and improved environmental observation systems. Read More

Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance

This executive order establishes sustainability and energy efficiency as priorities in the operations of the federal government. Read More

Unleashing Renewable Energy Power in Developing Countries: Proposal for a Global Renewable Energy Policy Fund

The document argues that renewable energy policies have not been implemented in the developing world due to financial costs, and also that the Clean Developing Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol has been ineffective. The document proposes the use of Feed-In Tariff policies, and the use of a renewable energy policy fund. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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