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Welcome to the Climate Studies Research Guide

The Climate Studies Resource Guide will show you some of the many resources you can access through Fogler Library. If you are just starting to think about a topic to research use encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, and the associations & societies links to find topics and get background information. 

Online resources

U.S. Government Agencies: Climate Change Programs
Hosted by the USGS, this list gives an overview of the climate change programs in different governmental agencies.

Maine's Climate Future, 2015 Update
This report considers past change over geologic time, recent evidence of accelerated rates of change, and the implications of continued climate change in Maine during the 21st century as a result of greenhouse gas emissions and their associated pollutants. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (IPCC).
Up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It consists of three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR) which integrates and synthesizes material in the WG reports for policymakers. 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and 2016 Paris Agreement. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. 

Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future
Also known as the Brundtland Report, this commission was convened by the United Nations in 1983 to address the global nature of sustainability issues.

Report of the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change 
Includes The Anchorage Declaration, which describes a series of recommendations to address climate change on the national and international level.

World Meteorological Association World Climate Programme (WCP)
The WMO World Climate Programme (WCP) aims primarily to enhance the production of climate services that focus end users, to facilitate ever more useful applications of climate information to derive optimal socio-economic benefits. WCP facilitates international climate change research in order to provide better and more up-to-date climate information to enable decision-makers to reach more informed conclusions as to the causes and impacts of climate change and to develop appropriate response strategies. It underpins the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Newsroom
News on the intergovernmental climate process, along with reports of how governments, people, companies and cities across the world are taking action.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change.


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