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All reports in this section are available from HMSO (Her Majesty's Stationery Off.) Pub. Ctr., POB 276, London SW8 5DT, UK (tel: 071-873 9090; fax: 071-873-8200). In the U.S.: Unipub., 4611-F Assembly Dr., Lanham MD 20706 (800-274-4888).

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The following, published simultaneously on Jan. 25, describe the official U.K. response to the Earth Summit. Free summaries are available from Dept. of the Environ., POB 151, London E15 2HF, UK.

Climate Change: The UK Programme, 80 pp., £10. Describes measures intended to reduce CO2 emissions to the 1990 level by the year 2000, and expected reductions in energy use by households, industry, transportation and central and local government. The means for achieving these include a value-added tax on domestic fuel use, increased gasoline taxes, a new Energy Saving Trust to encourage domestic energy efficiency, and revised building codes.

Sustainable Development: The UK Strategy, 267 pp., £22. Looks 20 years ahead at trends and problems related to energy supply, transportation, waste, economic activity, agriculture and water quality.

Sustainable Forestry: The UK Programme, 32 pp., £6.50.

Biodiversity: The UK Action Plan, 187 pp., £18.50.

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Stratospheric Ozone 1993, U.K. Stratospheric Ozone Review Group, Jan. 1994, £6.

This fifth report by a scientific panel examines developments since its previous assessment in 1991. Ozone loss over Europe is increasing, and high levels of ozone-destroying chlorine monoxide were present at high latitudes during the last two winters, creating the potential for serious ozone loss. Examines the impact of aircraft emissions, potential ozone damage by HCFC substitutes for CFCs, and the relationship between zone depletion and climate change. A lengthy summary appears in Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 55, Jan. 26.

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The UK Environmental Foresight Project, U.K. Dept. Environ., Dec. 1993. Analysis by K. Mason (Ctr. for Exploitation of Sci. & Technol.) provides guidance for government planners, environmental researchers and industrial leaders on the direction of research, policy, and resource use.

Vol. 1. Preparing for the Future, 156 pp., £40.

Vol. 2. Road Transport and the Environment: The Future Agenda in the UK, 164 pp., £43.

Vol. 3. The Future Road Transport Noise Agenda in the UK, 88 pp., £30.

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