Policy

Columbia University's Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center SEDAC, the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, is one of the Distributed Active Archive Center (DAACs) in the Earth Observing System Dataand Information System (EOSDIS) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. SEDAC's mission is to develop and operate applications that support the integration of socioeconomic and Earth science data and to serve as an "Information Gateway" between the Earth and social sciences.

Pew Oceans Commission -The Pew Oceans Commission is an independent group of American leaders conducting a national dialogue on the policies needed to restore and protect living marine resources in U.S. waters. After reviewing the best scientific information available and speaking with people from around the country, the Commission made its formal recommendations to Congress and the nation in June 2003.

United Nations Framework and and Kyoto Protocol -The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change.  It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases.

United Nations Conferences of the Parties on the Kyoto Protocol

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