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-[[Image:World climate graphic.jpg|right|200px]]This portal is part of a project coordinated with the [http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/activities/global-debates/october-2008-topic.html United Nations Foundation's The People Speak Global Debates] to outline the pros and cons of the major approaches to solving climate change and fostering a renewable energy economy. The articles below serve to inform the public and decision-makers about the comparative benefits and costs of each approach, helping to instruct policy and funding priorities. +This portal was funded by the [http://www.unfoundation.org/ United Nations Foundation] to outline the pros and cons of the major approaches to solving climate change and fostering a clean energy economy. The articles below serve to inform the public and decision-makers about the comparative benefits and costs of each approach, helping to instruct policy and funding priorities.
-==Clean energy approaches==+== Renewable energy technologies ==
-*[[Debate: Hydroelectric dams| Hydroelectric dams]]+*[[Debate: Hydroelectric dams| Hydroelectric dams]][[Image:World climate graphic.jpg|right|200px]]
*[[Debate: Geothermal energy| Geothermal energy]] *[[Debate: Geothermal energy| Geothermal energy]]
*[[Debate: Nuclear energy| Nuclear energy]] *[[Debate: Nuclear energy| Nuclear energy]]
-*[[Debate: Solar energy| Solar energy]][[Image:Solar energy panels.jpg|right|170px]]+*[[Debate: Solar energy| Solar energy]]
*[[Debate: Tidal energy| Tidal energy]] *[[Debate: Tidal energy| Tidal energy]]
-*[[Debate: Wave power| Wave power]] +*[[Debate: Wave power| Wave power]]
*[[Debate: Wind energy| Wind energy]] *[[Debate: Wind energy| Wind energy]]
 +
== Future hydrocarbons == == Future hydrocarbons ==
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*[[Debate: Natural gas| Natural gas]] *[[Debate: Natural gas| Natural gas]]
*[[Debate: Oil sands| Oil sands]] *[[Debate: Oil sands| Oil sands]]
-*[[Debate: US offshore oil drilling| US offshore oil drilling]]+*[[Debate: US offshore oil drilling| US offshore oil drilling]][[Image:Solar energy panels.jpg|right|170px]]
*[[Debate: Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge| Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge]] *[[Debate: Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge| Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge]]
-==Clean transportation approaches==+ 
-*[[Debate: Biofuel| Biofuel]][[Image:Algae biofuel.jpg|right|170px]]+==Alternative fuels==
 + 
 +*[[Debate: Biofuel| Biofuel]]
*[[Debate: Algae biofuel|Algae biofuel]] *[[Debate: Algae biofuel|Algae biofuel]]
*[[Debate: Corn ethanol| Corn ethanol]] *[[Debate: Corn ethanol| Corn ethanol]]
*[[Debate: Methanol fuel| Methanol fuel]] *[[Debate: Methanol fuel| Methanol fuel]]
 +*[[Debate: Cellulosic ethanol| Cellulosic ethanol]]
 +
 +==Clean transportation approaches==
 +
*[[Debate: Electric vehicles|Electric vehicles]] *[[Debate: Electric vehicles|Electric vehicles]]
*[[Debate: Hybrid vehicles| Hybrid vehicles]] *[[Debate: Hybrid vehicles| Hybrid vehicles]]
-*[[Debate: Hydrogen vehicles| Hydrogen vehicles]]+*[[Debate: Hydrogen vehicles| Hydrogen vehicles]][[Image:Algae biofuel.jpg|right|170px]]
*[[Debate: Natural gas vehicles|Natural gas vehicles]] *[[Debate: Natural gas vehicles|Natural gas vehicles]]
==Market and regulatory approaches== ==Market and regulatory approaches==
*[[Debate: Carbon emissions trading| Carbon emissions trading]] *[[Debate: Carbon emissions trading| Carbon emissions trading]]
-*[[Debate: Carbon tax| Carbon tax]][[Image:Solar shield.JPG|right|130px]]+*[[Debate: Cap-and-trade versus carbon tax| Cap-and-trade versus carbon tax]]
*[[Debate: Vehicle fuel economy standards| Vehicle fuel economy standards]] *[[Debate: Vehicle fuel economy standards| Vehicle fuel economy standards]]
*[[Debate: Pickens US energy plan| Pickens US energy plan]] *[[Debate: Pickens US energy plan| Pickens US energy plan]]
 +*[[Debate: US Renewable Electricity Standard| US Renewable Electricity Standard]]
 +*[[Debate: Underground nuclear waste storage| Underground nuclear waste storage]]
 +*[[Debate: Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies| Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies]]
==Geoengineering approaches== ==Geoengineering approaches==
 +*[[Debate: Geoengineering| Geoengineering]][[Image:Solar shield.JPG|right|130px]]
 +*[[Debate: Carbon capture and storage| Carbon capture and storage]]
*[[Debate: Geoengineering, iron fertilization of algae blooms| Iron fertilization of algae blooms]] *[[Debate: Geoengineering, iron fertilization of algae blooms| Iron fertilization of algae blooms]]
*[[Debate: Geoengineering, solar shading| Solar shading]] *[[Debate: Geoengineering, solar shading| Solar shading]]
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==International treaties== ==International treaties==
*[[Debate: Kyoto Protocol| Kyoto Protocol]] *[[Debate: Kyoto Protocol| Kyoto Protocol]]
-*[[Debate: Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change| Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change]]+*[[Debate: Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change| "Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change"]]
*[[Debate: The UN should prioritize poverty over climate change| The UN should prioritize poverty over climate change]] *[[Debate: The UN should prioritize poverty over climate change| The UN should prioritize poverty over climate change]]
== Climate change itself == == Climate change itself ==
*[[Debate: Is climate change chiefly human-caused?| Is climate change chiefly human-caused?]] *[[Debate: Is climate change chiefly human-caused?| Is climate change chiefly human-caused?]]
-==Articles under development==  
- 
-*[[Debate: Geoengineering]] 
-*[[Debate: Carbon capture and sequestration| Carbon capture and sequestration]] 
-*[[Debate: Cellulosic ethanol| Cellulosic ethanol]] 
-*[[Debate: Geoengineering| Geoengineering]] 
-*[[Debate: Concentrated solar photovoltaic energy| Concentrated solar photovoltaic energy]] 
-*[[Debate: Concentrated solar thermal energy| Concentrated solar thermal energy]] 
-*[[Debate: Underground nuclear waste storage| Underground nuclear waste storage]] 
-*[[Debate: Micro hydro power]] 
-*[[Debate: Oil drilling in the Arctic]] 
-*[[Debate: Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies| Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies]] 
-*[[Debate: Ban on Antarctic exploitation| Ban on Antarctic exploitation]] 
-*[[Debate: Clean diesel| Clean diesel]] 
-*[[Debate: Climate change mitigation vs adaptation| Climate change mitigation vs adaptation]] 
-*[[Debate: Conservation concessions| Conservation concessions]] 
-*[[Debate: Desert solar energy| Desert solar energy]] 
-*[[Debate: Carbon offsets| Carbon offsets]] 
-*[[Debate: Renewable energy on public lands| Renewable energy on public lands]] 
-*[[Debate: Natural gas fracking| Natural gas fracking]] 
-*[[Debate: Oil drilling in Antarctica| Oil drilling in Antarctica]] 
-*[[Debate: Carbon offsetting| Carbon offsetting]] 
-*[[Debate: EU Emissions Trading System| EU Emissions Trading System]] 
-*[[Debate: Government incentives for petrol-free vehicles| Government incentives for petrol-free vehicles]] 
-*[[Debate: Liquified natural gas (LNG)| Liquified natural gas (LNG)]] 
-*[[Debate: Solar shading with airborne particles| Solar shading with airborne particles]] 
-*[[Debate: Space-based solar power| Space-based solar power]] 
-*[[Debate: Thorium based nuclear energy| Thorium based nuclear energy]] 
-*[[Debate: Solar energy on public lands| Solar energy on public lands]] 
-==See also== 
-*[[:Category:Global warming]] 
-*[[:Category:Renewable fuels]] 
-*[[:Category:Energy]] 

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This portal was funded by the United Nations Foundation to outline the pros and cons of the major approaches to solving climate change and fostering a clean energy economy. The articles below serve to inform the public and decision-makers about the comparative benefits and costs of each approach, helping to instruct policy and funding priorities.

Renewable energy technologies

Future hydrocarbons

Alternative fuels

Clean transportation approaches

Market and regulatory approaches

Geoengineering approaches

International treaties

Climate change itself

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