18: Climate Choices for a Sustainable Southwest

 

Climate Choices for a Sustainable Southwest assesses the challenges of implementing mitigation and adaptation plans in the region within the context and complexities of state and local governance; highlights examples of current climate-change mitigation and adaptation initiatives and successes; and characterizes the practical opportunities, or co-benefits, of mitigation and adaptation.

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Liverman, D., S. C. Moser, P. S. Weiland, L. Dilling, M. T. Boykoff, H. E. Brown, E. S. Gordon, C. Greene, E. Holthaus, D. A. Niemeier, S. Pincetl, W. J. Steenburgh, and V. C. Tidwell. 2013. “Climate Choices for a Sustainable Southwest.” In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 405–435. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

There are low-cost or revenue-generating opportunities for emission reductions, especially in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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