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Stern Review on the economics of climate change . /

by Stern, Nicholas.

Publisher: London, U.K. HM Treasury 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Greenhouse gas emission trading /

by Smith, Stewart.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Joint submission to Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading from Brotherhood of St Laurence, Catholic Social Services Australia and National Welfare Rights Network. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence ; Catholic Social Services ; Australia National Welfare Rights Network. 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2007Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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Response to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Scheme issues paper. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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Faking decisions for the future : climate change policy [in] WA. /

by Vintila, Peter.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Citizen online 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://postkyoto.citizenonline.org/faking_decisionsfull.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:39 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change policies . /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/58/18/39111309.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:53 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and forced migration : observations, projections and implications. /

by Brown, Oli.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Development Programme 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migration and climate change . /

by Brown, Oli.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland International Organization for Migration 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4wsbh' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:31 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and forced migration . /

by Piguet, Etienne.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Garnaut climate change review : draft report : June 2008 /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Garnaut Climate Change Review 2008Description: x, 537 p. : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change policy : challenging the activists. /

by Robinson, Colin.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Institute of Economic Affairs 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.iea.org.uk/record.jsp?type=book&ID=440' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "There is currently a consensus amongst the political establishment and amongst the intellectual communities that feed into it that detailed and wide-ranging government intervention is necessary to combat the effects of climate change. This monograph challenges that consensus. The authors look in detail at a number of the underlying assumptions and proposals of the policy activists and find that there is enormous uncertainty relating both to the economics and to the science of climate change. As one author shows, the policy activists have form: alarmists have been wrong, time and time again, about ecological disasters. However, the authors of this monograph have more humility than their critics. They do not argue that there is no threat from climate change, merely that the level of uncertainty is huge. Given this uncertainty, and the historic failure of central planning to do anything other than undermine economic welfare, the editor, Colin Robinson, one of the country s leading energy economists, argues that it is prudent to proceed with caution. The flexibility of the market economy will deal better than central planning with any problems arising from man-made climate change. The wide ranging array of regulations, taxes, subsidies and artificially created incentives proposed by climate change activists should be rejected." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Garnaut climate change review : final report /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Garnaut Climate Change Review 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green gold rush : how ambitious environmental policy can make Australia a leader in the race for green jobs. /

by Australian Conservation Foundation | Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Australian Conservation Foundation and 2008; Australian Council of Trade Unions 2008Description: HTML.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "The ACF and ACTU jointly commissioned this research to explode the myth that strong action on climate change will destroy industries and jobs. The reports states that Australia could become a leader in certain green industries, generate up to 850,000 green collar jobs by 2030 and multi-billion dollar export opportunities, but action is needed now. The report identifies six green collar industries with great potential for growth and development: renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable water systems, biomaterials, green buildings and waste and recycling. How Australian governments choose to respond to these challenges and opportunities will have a dramatic effect on the profile of Australia s future workforce." -- ACF websiteAvailability: No items available

Towards a progressive tax system : submission to the review of Australia's future tax system / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 17 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the review of Australia’s future tax system.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2008 Contact: Rosanna Scutella, Research and Policy Centre Bibliography: p. 16-17 The Henry Review 2 copiesSummary: The issue of taxation is very important to the Brotherhood of St Laurence for a number of reasons. Governments need tax revenue to enable them to provide essential services such as public infrastructure, health and education. Tax also acts as a redistributive tool, taking money from those that are well off and giving it to those in need. Taxes can also be used to correct for market failure due to ‘externalities’ (where the social osts/benefits of a particular action are not fully factored ; into market transactions). It is also a very complicated area, as there are many types of economic transactions that can ; potentially be taxed and all in different ways. In addition, taxes can affect on people’s behaviour by altering prices and/or incomes. ; The Australian tax system has been built in a piecemeal way, responding to different goals of government and to changing social and economic conditions. This has led to a very complex and inefficient system with over 10,000 pages of legislation in the Income Tax Act alone.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Submission to the Review of the Australian Textile Clothing and Footwear Industries. / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Diviney, Emer.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: iv, 16 p.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Review of the Australian Textile Clothing and Footwear Industries.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian garment sector is at a critical point in ensuring that it remains innovative, competitive and sustainable. This review creates a timely opportunity to consider mechanisms to facilitate this. The Brotherhood of St Laurence submission has confirmed five key areas for consideration: 1. Developing and maintaining a well-trained, technologically advanced, TCF industry in Australia. This is despite a high proportion of manufacturing in the Australian TCF sector now occurring offshore. The industry needs to be supported to ensure it can foster niche markets, innovative design and market responsiveness. 2. Supporting the industry to improve its performance in relation to ethical supply issues, and keeping abreast of international trends in both mandatory and voluntary corporate responsibility. This will foster ongoing access to international markets and allow Australian companies to capitalise on the growing market for ‘ethical’ goods. 3. Increasing industry collaboration to ensure that initiatives developed to assist the TCF sector reflect the needs of the industry’s diverse stakeholders, including companies, contractors, educators, workers, unions, NGOs and government. 4. Improving corporate responsibility both overseas and in Australia through raising industry and community awareness of labour rights and environmental issues and regulatory frameworks and improving enforcement of laws and regulations. 5. Making a commitment to ethical sourcing in local and overseas supply chains a requirement for government programs, subsidies and tenders. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Climate change as an equity issue / Ross Garnaut

by Garnaut, Ross | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: 2008 Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Professor Ross Garnaut is a Distinguished Professor of the Australian National University as well as both a Professorial Fellow (Faculty of Economics and Commerce) and a Vice-Chancellor s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.Summary: The 2008 Sambell Oration focused on the impacts of climate change on low-income Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Worldwatch Institute : vision for a sustainable world. /

by Worldwatch Institute.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Notes: URL: 'http://www.worldwatch.org/' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:58 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organisation recognised by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Working for the environment : a growing source of jobs. /

by Renner, Michael.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2000Description: HTML.Notes: September 2000 Bibliography: p. 72-85 Jane A. Peterson (editor) Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clean Energy Council /

by Clean Energy Council.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Clean Energy Council 2009Notes: WebsiteSummary: The Clean Energy Council is an amalgamation of the Australian Wind Energy Industry Association (Auswind) and the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). With over 400 businesses covering a quarter of Australia's total electricity production including gas, wind, hydro and bioenergy; and in the spectrum of business in the low-emission energy and energy efficiency sectors. Including solar PV, solar hot water, biomass, geothermal and cogeneration. ; The clean energy sector is focused on tackling climate change in Australia. We maintain that as stationary energy is responsible for 50% of Australia's emissions - with electricity production by far the largest contributor. Any responsible remedy to climate change must tackle Australia's electricity mix.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Green New Deal : joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices. /

by Elliott, Larry | Hines, Colin | Juniper, Tony.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The first report of the Green New Deal Group The report is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by New Economics Foundation (NEF). July 2008 Bibliography: p. 42-44Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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