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"Rainforests are a long way from here" : the environmental concerns of disadvantaged groups /

by Burningham, Kate | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Thrush, Diana.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 45-47Summary: Policies designed to benefit the environment sometimes conflict with the social and economic well-being of people on low incomes, who are particularly vulnerable to environmental problems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"The greenest government ever" : one year on : a report to Friends of the Earth /

by Porritt, Jonathon | Friends of the Earth.

Publisher: London, U.K. Friends of the Earth 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011Summary: "Green' is sometimes used as shorthand for 'the environment', and sometimes as shorthand for sustainable development. In judging the UK Coalition's "green credentials", it is important to adopt the broader definition of green, looking not only at measures to address climate change and protect biodiversity, but also at how these relate to economic and social policy, as captured in the themes of the Coalition Government's Sustainable Development Vision.Availability: (1)

2009 global assessment report on disaster risk reduction /

by United Nations.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Risk and poverty in a changing climate.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member states at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in 2005, urges all countries to make major efforts to reduce their disaster risk by 2015.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A bright future : 25% renewable energy for Australia by 2020 /

by Rutovitz, Jay | Australian Conservation Foundation | Wakeham, Mark | Richter, Monica.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Greenpeace Australia Pacific 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A report by Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and Climate Action Network Australia April 2007 Bibliography : p. 26-27Summary: Climate change threatens the human, economic, and environmental future of Australia. Temperatures are set to rise by up to 6 C by 2100 unless we act now. Even a 1 C rise would see drought increase by up to 70 per ; cent in NSW, and regular bleaching of over half of the Great Barrier Reef. The actions we take, or fail to take, in the next fi ve years will decide whether we cross the threshold of dangerous climate change. Any plan for deep cuts in greenhouse emissions entails a major roll-out of renewable energy technologies. Countries around the world have introduced ambitious renewable energy targets to reduce emissions and ensure that they get a slice of the rapidly growing renewable energy market. Australia is missing this opportunity. A 25 per cent by 2020 legislated renewable energy target would see Australia join the global clean energy revolution. Combined with medium energy effi ciency measures, the target would conservatively deliver: 16,600 new jobs, Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A clean solution : tackling climate change and sustainable development through clean technology /

by Herz, Steve.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Action Aid 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ActionAid report which argues that a truly green energy revolution is needed to meet both climate and poverty goals.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A future focussed housing standard : the case for rental housing standards to help vulnerable households adapt to climate change /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Victorian Council of Social Service 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (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).

A Low carbon and resilient urban future : a discussion paper on an integrated approach to planning for climate change /

by Norman, Barbara | Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : 51-56Summary: This discussion paper raises issues about the challenges of increasing urbanisation and climate change, and seeks to present a more strategic approach to settlement planning in Australia for climate change. It focuses on cities and explores the issues and the barriers to change. The impacts of urbanisation and climate change bring with them opportunities to rethink how we can manage future urban growth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A national energy efficiency program to assist low-income households. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Ecos Corporation | KPMG.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: KPMG were engaged by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and in conjunction with Ecos Corporation conducted a study into the possible impacts of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) on low-income households. This report outlines the range of options available to the Government for providing assistance. We welcome the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to addressing the problem of climate change, its acknowledgement of the difficulties facing low-income households and its commitment to engage with the community through the Green Paper. This report puts forward a roadmap for the Government to meet its commitment made in the Green Paper to assist low-income households. Our roadmap demonstrates the difficulties which will confront low-income households but more importantly provides a detailed plan of action to close the gap in the expected extra costs of energy bills resulting from the CPRS. The program outlined in this paper ensures that money will be spent in a way that most effectively meets the aims of the Commonwealth Government’s policy to provide assistance to low-income households. A cornerstone of our implementation plan is an unprecedented program of targeted home visits, aimed at harnessing the full potential of energy efficiency measures. Home visits achieve this by matching energy efficiency measures to the characteristics of the house, as well as taking into account demographic, geographic and climatic issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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A resource-efficient Europe : flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 strategy /

by European Commission.

Publisher: Brussels European Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011Summary: Natural resources underpin the functioning of the European and global economy and our quality of life. These resources include raw materials such as fuels, minerals and metals but also food, soil, water, air, biomass and ecosystems. The pressures on resources are increasing. If current trends continue, by 2050, the global population is expected to have grown by 30% to around 9 billion and people in developing and emerging economies will legitimately aspire to the welfare and consumption levels of developed countries. As we have seen in recent decades, intensive use of the world's resources puts pressure on our planet and threatens the security of supply. Continuing our current patterns of resource use is not an option. A vision of where Europe should be in 2050 and a long-term policy framework can provide a clear path for businesses and investors. It is important to sharpen the focus on the action that has to be taken in the next ten years to put Europe on the right track and to speed up the transition.Availability: (1)

Achieving carbon pollution reduction and a switch to clean energy with carbon pollution pricing, limits and supporting policies : discussion paper /

by Climate Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Climate Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: This discussion paper focuses on pollution pricing mechanisms and an approach to setting scheme caps and targets. It comes on the back of recent proposals from Professor Garnaut, ill informed comments from the Coalition on robust governance structures and the release of an economists letter calling for effective pollution pricing.Availability: (1)

Action plan on pollution and climate change : a policy roadmap for Australia /

by The Climate Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Climate Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : p. 16-17Summary: Australia's economy is currently too dependent on industries and technologies that cause pollution. The pollution intensity of the Australian economy is, for example, one and half times greater than the average of other advanced OECD countries. The consequences of Australia's dependence on pollution are not limited to climate change. In 2003, more than 3,000 people prematurely lost their lives as a result of air pollution in Australian cities and towns. Many more suffer debilitating illness, sometimes chronic, with serious consequences for families, communities and productivity. A central element of any credible plan for Australia today and into the future will be to reduce damaging pollution, to make clean energy sources cheaper and join the world's other major economies in taking responsibility for our role in climate change.Availability: (1)

Adaptation in the UK : a decision-making process /

by Ranger, Nicola | Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the nvironment | Millner, Antony | Dietz, Simon | Fankhauser, Sam | Lopez, Ana | Ruta, Giovanni.

Publisher: London, U.K. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment 2010; Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: This report contributes to the theoretical framework of the Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee's work on assessing the preparedness of the UK to meet the risks and opportunities arising from climate change.Availability: (1)

Adaptation to climate change : an annotated bibliography /

by Someshwar, Shiv | Chou, Ben | Ebrahimiamn, Esther.

Publisher: Palisades, NY International Research Institute for Climate and Society 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adapting to climate change : thresholds, values, governance /

by Adger, W. Neil (Ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge Univ. Press 2009Description: xv, 514 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.Summary: Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents top science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action. As a review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, it is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students. Significant features include historical, contemporary, and future insights into adaptation to climate change; coverage of adaptation issues from different perspectives: climate science, hydrology, engineering, ecology, economics, human geography, anthropology and political science; and contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adapting to climate change in Australia : an Australian government position paper /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2010Description: 17 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

An inventory of adaptation to climate change in the UK : challenges and findings /

by Tompkins, E.L | Boyd, E | Nicholson-Cole, S.A | Weatherhead, K | Arnell, N.W | Adger, W.N.

Publisher: Norwich, U.K. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Resaech 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change : a review of the UNFCCC and other recent estimates /

by Parry, Martin | International Institute for Environment and Development | Arnell, Nigel | Berry, Pam | Dodman, David.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This book takes another look at the costs of adapting to climate change. The estimates for 2030 used by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are likely to be substantial under-estimates. Professor Martin Parry and his co-authors look at the estimates from a range of perspectives, and conclude that: the current cost assessments do not include some key sectors, such as ecosystems, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and tourism some of the sectors included have been only partially covered in cost estimates the additional costs of adaptation have sometimes been calculated as 'climate mark-ups' against low levels of assumed investment. In some parts of the world, low levels of investment have led to an adaptation deficit, and this deficit will need to be made good by full funding of development, without which the funding for adaptation will be insufficient. Residual damages also need to be evaluated and reported because not all damages from climate change can be avoided. There is an urgent need for more detailed assessments of these costs, including case studies of costs of adaptation in specific places and sectors. This report aims to demonstrate the need for the further and transparent refinement of cost estimates for responding to climate change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the effects of using a share of carbon price revenues for targeted tax reform : a report to the Garnaut Review 2011 update /

by Hatfield-Dodds, Steve | CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography pp. 27-28Summary: This paper was commissioned by the Garnaut Review Update 2011 to analyse the extent to which using some portion of the carbon revenues raised could boost employment and economic activity (relative to other options for the use of carbon price revenues) through addressing existing high effective marginal tax rates and related disincentives. The paper draws on analysis undertaken in 2007, before the development of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, and applies these insights to key results from the Australian Government modelling (2008) undertaken by Treasury.Availability: (1)

Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth Government 2010Description: HTML.Notes: WebsiteSummary: Climate change is one of the greatest economic, social, and environmental challenges of our time. Expert scientific evidence confirms that human activity is altering the climate. This is changing rainfall patterns, reducing water availability in Australia and increasing the frequency of severe weather events such as bushfires and storms. The Australian Government takes the challenge of climate change seriously. Our approach is to reduce greenhouse pollution in Australia in the short and long term; work with the international community to develop a global response that is effective and fair and to prepare for the climate change that we cannot avoid. On our website, you ll find information about the actions we are taking. But climate change is a challenge shared by all Australians so our website also includes information about actions householders and industry can take to reduce their carbon pollution.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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