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7. All states shall swiftly adopt maximally stringent efficiency standards for cars, trucks, ships, and aircraft.

Rapporteur: Liz Couture Efficiency standards refer to the fuel efficiency standards as legislated by countries that produce fossil fuel burning…

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8. The International Code Council shall adopt stringent performance-based building codes.

Rapporteur: Metta Spencer Buildings emit vast amounts of greenhouse gas and, worldwide, they account for nearly 40 percent of all…

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10. All states shall accelerate R&D of HVDC electric grids, energy storage, and Demand System Management

Rapporteur: Michel Duguay 17 June 2019 In North America, as well as in Europe, the price of electricity from wind…

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9. All states shall adopt norms and procedures for the production, recovery, and recycling of materials

Liz Couture, Rapporteur Industrial companies around the world are not using the most efficient product design procedures, nor the most…

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12. All states shall negotiate to preserve and protect forests and enhance carbon sinks

Rapporteur: Metta Spencer Carbon Sinks A carbon sink is a reservoir that stores carbon, keeping it sequestered instead of circulating…

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11. All states shall incorporate environmental considerations in developing national dietary food guides

A) Rapporteur: Danny Harvey A continuous, increasing shift to plant-based diets over time would confer multiple environmental and health benefits,…

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Overview: Global warming and climate change

Authors: Derek Paul and Metta Spencer This planet is gradually warming, mainly because of the burning of fossil fuels, which…