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UK trees and forests, January 2007
Published Monday, January 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-275
UK trees and forests, January 2007. POSTnote 07/275.
Adapting to climate change in developing countries,October 2006
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-269
Adapting to climate change in developing countries, October 2006. POSTnote 06/269.
UK soil degradation, July 2006
Published Saturday, July 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-265
This POSTnote examines the nature and extent of soil degradation in the UK and the challenges and opportunities for soils in a changing climate. UK soil degradation, July 2006. POSTnote 06/265.
Adapting to climate change in the UK, July 2006.
Published Saturday, July 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-267
Adapting to climate change in the UK, July 2006. POSTnote 06/267.
The Environmental Costs of Aviation, November 2003
Published Saturday, November 1, 2003 | POSTnotes POST-PN-207
This briefing examines the basis for the Government’s estimates of environmental costs of aviation and how these could be used in policy decisions related to airport expansion and environmental regulation.
Published Tuesday, September 16, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-71
Social indicators. (Includes article on Changes in police crime recording practices and topical subject pages on climate change and football disorder). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/71.
Carbon dioxide targets
Published Thursday, April 1, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-42
This POSTnote looks at current and future trends in UK CO2 emissions and how the commitment for 2000 might be met. POSTnote 42. POST. 1993.
Clean coal technology
Published Tuesday, December 1, 1992 | POSTnotes POST-PN-38
This POSTnote reviews clean coal technologies and their potential in the UK and overseas. POSTnote 38. POST. 1992.
Published Sunday, March 1, 1992 | POSTnotes POST-PN-33
This POSTnote examines recent scientific findings and how they may influence policies on global warming. POSTnote 33. POST. 1992.
Published Sunday, July 1, 1990 | POSTnotes POST-PN-16
This POSTnote summarises current knowledge on global warming, and examines some remaining uncertainties which are relevant to decision-makers. POSTnote 16. POST. 1990.