The GEIA 2006 Open Conference will be held November 29th- December 1st in Paris, France. This conference will identify core projects, major technical challenges and opportunities for GEIA Coordination with AIMES and IGAC/IGBP projects, the ACCENT Network and other International Programs. The themes for discussion include: 1) Emission Trends: from the past to the future, 2) Integration of spatial & temporal scales, 3) Terrestrial ecosystems/Biomass Burning, and 4) Natural aerosols.
section1=Emissions section2=Highlights Emission reductions from Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism pass the one billion tonnes mark http://unfccc.int/2860.php UNFCCC. 2006.
According to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) is, as of June 9, 2006, estimated to generate more than one billion tonnes of emission reductions by the end of 2012. In addition to the implementation of climate-friendly policies at home, the 1997 landmark treaty allows industrialized countries to meet their emission targets through the treaty’s flexible mechanisms.
CDIAC's global fossil-fuel CO2 emission estimates, extending from 1751 - 2003, are now available. The 2003 global fossil-fuel CO2 emission estimate, 7300 million metric tons of carbon, represents an all-time high and a 5% increase from 2002. Globally, liquid and solid fuels accounted for 76.7% of the emissions from fossil-fuel burning in 2003.
CDIAC’s Gregg Marland served as the lead author for the second overview section of the SOCCR draft report entitled an Introduction to CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels. This overview covers information about the estimated CO2 emissions, the magnitude of national and regional emissions, emissions per month and/or state, and emissions by economic sectors. Each of these sections gives in depth information about emissions and also gives corresponding graphs.
section1=Emissions section2=Publications The annual cycle of fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions in the United States Dr. T. J. Blasing et al. 2005.
Time-series of estimated monthly carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of coal, petroleum and natural gas in the United States from 1981 to 2002 have been derived from energy consumption data. This paper explains how these monthly carbon emission estimates should be helpful in gaining a better understanding of the carbon cycle.