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A climate of suffering : the real costs of living with inaction on climate change : Mental health and community wellbeing in the wake of extreme weather /

by Climate Institute.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Climate Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 27-28Summary: This report addresses a big gap in the current public debate about climate change and how we should respond to it. There has been much legitimate concern about economic consequences and the risks to property, jobs and export earnings, but there has been a failure to discuss the consequences of climate change for human wellbeing and health. This report will help us understand the 'human face' of climate change; that is, what it means for us, for our sense of security and that of our friends, our families and our neighbours. This great and complex human induced disruption to the global environment is not just 'somewhere out there'. Increasingly, climate change will weaken the environmental and social conditions that underpin our physical and psychological health.Availability: (1)

A welfare analysis of climate change mitigation policies /

by de Serres, Alain | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Murtin, Fabrice.

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 908.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ECO/WKP(2011)77 December 2011 Bibliography : p. 24-26Summary: This paper assesses some welfare consequences of climate change mitigation policies. In the same vein as Becker, Philipson and Soares (2005), a simple index of economic progress weighs in the monetary cost induced by mitigation policies as well as the health benefits arising from the reduction in local air pollution. The shadow price of pollution is calculated indirectly through its impact on life expectancy. Taking into account the health benefits of mitigation policies significantly reduces their monetary cost in China and India, as well as in countries with large fossil-based energy-producing sectors (Australia, Canada and the United States).Availability: (1)

Bridging the equity gap : driving community health outcomes through the Green Jobs Movement /

by Green for All.

Publisher: Oakland, CA Green for All 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 prepared for The California Endowment by Green For AllSummary: In this report Green For All makes the case that the Green Jobs Movement : a broad, progressive coalition of environmental and health advocates, social justice and civil rights organizations, labor and community-based groups, and business : can bring about a systems change to improve economic, environmental and health conditions for low-income communities.Availability: (1)

Bringing home the green recovery : a users guide /

by Fox, Radhika | Walsh, Jason | Fremstad, Shawn.

Publisher: Oakland, CA. Green for all 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and children : a human security challenge /

by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

Publisher: Florence, Italy UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2008 Bibliography: p. 45-51Summary: "The study reviews the implications of climate change for children and future generations, drawing on relevant experiences in different sectors and countries of promoting child rights and well-being. It traces in considerable detail the pathways through which shifts in temperature and precipitation patterns create serious additional barriers to the achievement of the child survival, development and protection goals embraced by the international community.The role of children as vital participants and agents of change emerges as a key theme. ; This paper is offered as a contribution to the ongoing reflection and discussion, within and between countries, on strategies and action to respond to climate change." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change health impacts in Australia : effects of dramatic CO2 emission reductions /

by Woodruff, Rosalie | Australian Conservation Foundation | Hales, Simon | Butler, Colin | McMichael, Anthony.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Conservation Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change in Australia : risks to human wellbeing and health. /

by McMichael, Anthony J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Global Collaborative Organisation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Anthony McMichael from the Australian National University writes that "climate change belongs to a wider range of human-induced global environmental changes that are now assuming great and urgent importance. Collectively, these changes signify that human pressures are weakening and endangering the planet’s life support systems. Climate change will have many, and diverse, effects on human biological processes, risks of injury, and hence on health." McMichael discusses the adverse health impacts of climate change on those most likely to bear the greatest burden: low-income, poorly-resourced and geographically vulnerable populations. “The range of adaptive strategies is very wide, with options at all levels from national through to household and individual levels. McMichael argues.They include, for example, early-warning systems for heat-waves, community alerts for fragile older persons, better surveillance systems for the detection of shifts in infectious disease patterns, strengthened physical barriers against weather disasters, enhanced disaster response preparedness, and food supplementation systems.” McMichael concludes that “some adaptive strategies will be needed at supranational level. This includes the need for regional early-warning of intensified storms and cyclones, for transboundary flooding via amplified river flows, and for the anticipated spread of climate-sensitive infectious diseases. Within this frame, there will be a number of needs and opportunities for cooperative arrangements and for information-sharing between neighbouring countries – as in the case of Indonesia and Australia.”Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change reference guide /

by McKeown, Alice | Worldwatch Institute | Gardner, Gary.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Don't wait for Copenhagen : implications of the international climate change impasse for Australia and APEC /

by Howes, Stephen | Asialink.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. University of Melbourne 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Stephen Howes, ANU Professor of Economics and key contributor to the Garnaut Climate Change Review, says an effective response to climate change requires a mix of unilateral and multilateral action - and individual countries must demonstrate good faith. Just as APEC has promoted unilateral trade liberalisation, it should encourage its member countries to compete with each other to reduce emissions and develop new technologies. Waiting for Copenhagen would do nothing to discourage free-riding countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equity and efficiency in cap and trade : effectively managing the emissions allowance supply /

by Morris, Adele | Energy Security Initiative at Brookings.

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 32-page paper discusses the likely distributional implications of a U.S. cap-and-trade system and how policymakers could manage these implications by altering the way in which allowances or allowance revenues are distributed throughout the broader economyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health implications of long term climate change : volume II : survey report and commissioned papers /

by Ewan, Christine | Bryant, Edward | Calvert, Dennis.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Council 1990Description: 2 vols. Includes bibliographies.Notes: Discussion document commissioned by the National Health & Medical Research Council. v.1.Effects and responses / Christine Ewan, Edward Bryant, Dennis Calvert 2 vAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Heatwaves : hotter, longer, more often /

by Steffen, Will et al.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Climate Council 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 56-61Summary: This report sets out the facts about heatwaves and hot weather. We explore the observed changes to heatwaves in Australia-their severity, duration and timing-and place this in the context of increasing extreme heat around the world. The contribution of climate change to the Australia-wide and global trends in heatwaves is clear and compelling. The impacts of heatwaves are often under-the-radar compared to other extreme weather events, but they are widespread and serious, damaging human health, infrastructure and natural ecosystems; and decreasing workplace performance and agricultural productivity. The report concludes by outlining what needs to be done to slow, and eventually stabilize, the trend towards more severe and more frequent heatwaves. The report draws directly on the peer-reviewed scientific literature as well as on authoritative assessments, such as those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).Availability: (1)

Human development report 2011. Sustainability and equity: a better future for all /

by Klugman, Jeni | United Nations Development Programme.

Publisher: New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 105-118Summary: The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. Bold action is needed on both fronts, the Report contends, if the recent human development progress for most of the world's poor majority is to be sustained, for the benefit of future generations as well as for those living today. Past Reports have shown that living standards in most countries have been rising - and converging - for several decades now. Yet the 2011 Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify, with the least developed countries diverging downwards from global patterns of progress by 2050. The Report shows further how the world's most disadvantaged people suffer the most from environmental degradation, including in their immediate personal environment, and disproportionately lack political power, making it all the harder for the world community to reach agreement on needed global policy changes. The Report also outlines great potential for positive synergies in the quest for greater equality and sustainability, especially at the national level. The Report further emphasizes the human right to a healthy environment, the importance of integrating social equity into environmental policies, and the critical importance of public participation and official accountability. The 2011 Report concludes with a call for bold new approaches to global development financing and environmental controls, arguing that these measures are both essential and feasible.Availability: (1)

Impacts of climate change on settlements in the Western Port region : climate change risks and adaptation /

by Kinrade, Peter | Australia. Department of Climate Change | Justus, Michelle.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria Marsden Jacob Associates 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2008 Bibliography : p. 33Summary: This report indicate that climate change could pose significant risks to settlements and communities in the Western Port region. To identify the nature of those risks and assess their relative importance, risk assessments were undertaken with each of the five member Councils of the Western Port Greenhouse Alliance.Availability: (1)

Investing in a low Carbon Britain /

by HM GOvernment.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Liveable and just : improving the capacity of local government to respond to climate change in ways which are healthy, just and sustainable. /

by University of Melbourne, VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, McCaughey Centre.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Victorian Local Governance Association 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2009 Discussion paper Includes summary report The Liveable and Just project is an initiative of the Victorian Local Governance Association, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Department of Sustainability and Environment. It is funded through the Victorian Government's Sustainability Fund under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.Summary: The purpose of this project is to provide a synthesis of knowledge and research to date on the social impacts of climate change relevant to local government responsibilities and to open a dialogue with the local government sector to contribute to strategic planning and appropriate action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living Planet Report 2010 /

by Pollard, Duncan (ed.) | WWF International.

Publisher: Gland, Switzerland WWF International 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 110-115Summary: The protection of biodiversity and ecosystems must be a priority in our quest to build a stronger, fairer and cleaner world economy. Rather than an excuse to delay further action, the recent financial and economic crisis should serve as a reminder of the urgency of developing greener economies. The Living Planet Report is helping raise public awareness of the pressures on the biosphere and spreading the message that "business as usual" is not an option. The report contributes to fostering action, as what gets measured gets managed. This will require fundamental changes to the structure of our economies, by creating new green industries, cleaning up polluting sectors and transforming consumption patterns. An important element will be educating and motivating people to adjust their lifestyles, so we can leave a healthier planet to future generations. Policy makers and citizens need reliable information on the state of the planet, combining various aspects without getting lost in the details. The Living Planet Report can reach out to people and hopefully influence behaviour change among audiences that may otherwise receive little environmental information.Availability: (1)

Long-term trend in global CO2 emissions : 2011 report /

by Olivier, Jos G.J | PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency | Janssens-Maenhout, Greet | Peters, Jeroen A.H.W | Wilson, Julian.

Publisher: The Hague, Netherlands PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Long-term trend in global carbon dioxide emissions.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper discusses the method and results of a trend assessment of global CO2 emissions up to 2010 and updates the previous assessment of CO2 emissions up to and including 2009.Availability: (1)

Low carbon energy : a roadmap /

by Flavin, Christopher.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

NSW green skills strategy implementation plan 2008-2010 : /

by New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. New South Wales Department of Education and Training 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

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