This new edition of "Findings of Recent IEA Work' provides a sample of the Agency's activities since its 2005 Ministerial meeting. Each page focuses on a specific subject or project,including references to IEA work that will be of use to governments, academics, journalists and the wider public. This volume is not all-inclusive, but seeks to highlight IEA efforts to respond to the concerns of its member countries and identify ways to overcome the energy challenges face.

This report represents an important contribution to the overall discussion on climate change and a post-2012 climate regime. It provides important insights regarding the history of the climate convention and various negotiating positions. It defines the major barriers for an effective post-2012 agreement and suggests possible action to overcome those barriers.

UNFCCC fact sheet on 1990-2005 emission trends.

Scientists have been warning about the danger from global warming for almost 20 years and our national and international governance systems have failed to deliver policies to effectively address this planetary emergency. After reviewing the reasons of the failure of our political, social and economic systems to make an effective response, this paper discusses why it is critical that we limit average global warming to less than 2

This report warns that industrialised nations must pay billions of pounds to help poorer countries tackle global warming if millions of people around the world are not to be consigned to endless poverty.

This World Disasters Report focuses on how women, the elderly, minorities and people with disabilities are discriminated against in disasters. It says aid agencies and governments should make more effort to avoid discrimination in their relief and recovery programmes.

This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to emerge in the coming years and decades. There is now universal recognition of the fact that new technologies and much greater use of some that already exist provide the most hopeful prospects for mitigation of emissions of GHGs.

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is a ground-breaking study on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystem services affect human well-being, both now and in the future. Integrating findings at the local, regional, global scales and from alternative intellectual traditions, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment presents a stark account of the mismanagement of these services. Using the assessment as its backdrop, "Restoring Nature's Capital' proposes an action agenda for business, governments, and civil society to reverse ecosystem degradation.

This report addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities, which are: urban crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made

The global debate over who should take action to address climate change is extremely precarious, as diametrically opposed perceptions of climate justice threaten the prospects for any long-term agreement. Poor nations fear limits on their efforts to grow economically and meet the needs of their own people, while powerful industrial nations, including the United States, refuse to curtail their own excesses unless developing countries make similar sacrifices.