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A new approach for the age of $4 gasoline
Published 11 June 2008 by The Boston Globe (original article)

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy senior fellow Armando Carbonell writes about the importance of land use and transportation decisions to a coherent energy and climate policy.

Video: Planning for Food Security
Published by Feasta (original article)

What do peak oil and climate change mean for our supply of food? Bruce Darrell of Irish NGO Feasta describes the various ways our food systems depend on inputs like oil, water and money, and outlines policies that could make these systems more sustainable.

Report/Paper: The 2030 blueprint
Published by Architecture 2030 (original article)

This report, from the organization Architecture 2030, seeks a way to rapidly meet the goal of 350 ppm of atmospheric CO2 and finds it in a coal moratorium and efficiency codes.

Cracking the (building) codes to meet greenhouse limits
Published 23 June 2008 by Architecture 2030 (original article)

This week, Architecture 2030 released an unprecedented guide for every city, county and state in the nation to swiftly meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets through existing building codes, asserting that meeting reduction targets through existing codes is the critical ‘missing piece’ to getting major reductions underway immediately.

Report/Paper: Climate change adaptation by design
Published by Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment/Town and County Planning Association (original article)

Created through a collaboration between the UK's Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the Town and County Planning Association, Climate change adaptation by design outlines how built environment professionals can adapt our towns and cities to the effects of climate change at the conurbation, neighbourhood and building scale.

The United States' first carbon tax
Published 21 May 2008 by ABC News "Science and Society" blog (original article)

Not content to wait for federal carbon regulation, San Francisco's air quality authority is putting in place the U.S.'s first carbon tax. They decided on 20 May 2008 to place a price of 4.4 cents per ton of CO2 released into the atmosphere -- which is not much, as some have pointed out, but a start.

Energy Shock and Climate Change: Sustainable Solutions for Converging Crises
June 6, 2008 - Jun 6 2008
Published by New York Institute of Technology: Center for Energy, Environment and Economics (original article)

The Center for Energy, Environment and Economics at the New York Institute of Technology is hosting their third annual conference, titled Energy Shock and Climate Change: Sustainable Solutions for Converging Crises. A full day of speakers and panelists, including Post Carbon Cities' Daniel Lerch, will explore the issues of climate and energy uncertainty.

Speakers’ Series on Planning for Sustainable Communities (with webcast)
April 10, 2008 - Jun 5 2008
Published by Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (original article)

The Washington Chapter of the APA is offering a training series on climate change and sustainability issues. For those who can't make it to the University of Washington, the sessions will be available as webcasts for three months after they take place.

Report/Paper: Resources from the 2007 Challenge of Global Warming and Peak Oil for Local Government conference
Published by Municipal Association of Victoria (original article)

Presentations and reports presented at the 2007 Challenge of Global Warming and Peak Oil for Local Government conference, sponsored by the Municipal Association of Victoria (Australia), illuminate many aspects of the issue for local governments.

Tokyo takes the lead in climate change mitigation measures in Japan
Published by Japan for Sustainability (original article)

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is showing great leadership in its efforts to address climate change. This article from Japan for Sustainability describes some of the strategies the TMG has undertaken.

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