February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
Our extensive collection of documents.
Archives of the
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBERS 10-11, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1996
CANADIAN GLOBAL CHANGE PROGRAM
All publications except the first (which is still in preparation) are
available at no charge from the CGCP Secretariat, as is the CGCP quarterly
Canada and the
State of the Planet, M. Keating, Ed., approx. 100 pp., expected Mar. 1997.
This major information project launched by the CGCP will be an annual brief
on the planet's vital signs, including electronic versions with a site on the
Internet. The report will include not only environmental trends, but also the
social and economic forces behind them, and will summarize compactly vast
amounts of information now spread though many national and international
reports. For information on this project contact Michael Keating, Project
Director and Editor, 10 Astor Ave., Toronto ON M4G 3M2, Can. (tel: 416 423 2425;
fax: 416 425 0019; e-mail: 103362.75@CompuServ. COM).
Change ProgramAnnual Report 1995-1996, July 1996, 20 pp.; ...Five
Year Plan, late 1996; Promoting Informed Action Through Sound Advice
on Global Change: A Strategy for the Canadian Global Change Program in its
Second Decade, 12 pp., 1995.
The first two publications illustrate how the CGCP has been and will
continue to be implementing the strategic plan laid out in the third.
Changing Planet: An Overview of Global Change Research in Canada, 49 pp.,
Explains in non-technical language how Canadian researchers are contributing
to and benefiting from international research on global change, in diverse
scientific disciplines and in the study of human dimensions. Gives current
estimates of federal funding for global change research, and profiles seven
important Canadian research projects.
Canada of Recent IPCC Assessment Reports, 21 pp., 1996.
Published jointly with the Canadian Climate Program Board, this summarizes
portions of the 1995 Second Assessment Report and the 1994 Special
Report of the IPCC, and follows them with comments specific to Canada.
Involvement in International Global Change Activities: A Compendium (CIGA),
101 pp., 1996.
Concerning Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies, Apr. 1996.
Published jointly with the Canadian Climate Program Board, this urges
actions to reduce emissions and the impacts of climate change, particularly
recommending energy efficiency measures.
Global Change for Human Health, 1995. Contact Canadian Global Change Prog.,
Roy. Soc. Can., 225 Metcalfe #308, Ottawa ON K2P 1P9, Can. (tel: 613 991 5639;
fax: 613 991 6996; e-mail: email@example.com).
Assesses the impacts of climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and UV
radiation, environmental pollutants, and unchecked population growth. The
situation is serious and will get worse unless action is taken to the point of
settling for nothing less than a complete transformation of the cherished values
of our industrial civilization. Makes recommendations for research and policy
initiatives for protecting public health.
Security: An Overview of Issues and Research Priorities for Canada (Tech
Rep. No. 96-1), 27 pp., 1996.
Data Policy and
Barriers to Data Access in Canada: Issues for Global Change ResearchA
Discussion Paper, 55 pp., 1996.
Research Themes: A Report of the Canadian Global Change Program Research
Committee (IR95-3), 30 pp., 1995.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations