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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 greater Australia : population, policies and governance /

by Pincus, Jonathan (ed.) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia | Hugo, Graeme (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Immigration brings advantages, but it also carries or accentuates some problems - like crowding in the capital cities. Australians can gain from moderate levels of immigration that are supported by good settlement arrangements, and by an adaptable suite of good social, environmental and economic policies - policies that are desirable, whatever the level of immigration, and whatever the size of the population. Fears of crowded Australian communities reflect fears of poor policies, since there are many examples of countries and communities that have prospered with large populations and high population growth rates. The more flexible and adaptable the economy, and the better our government policy settings, then the more likely the benefits of immigration will spread widely throughout the Australian population. Moreover, there needs to be a feedback loop - if the Australian political system can cope well with the growth in population, then a larger population becomes more desirable. However, if the political system cannot cope well with a growing population, as has been widely asserted recently, then the rate of immigration should be lower. The 'barriers' to improved wellbeing arise mainly from policy and institutional restrictions, and not, in particular, from deficient water volumes or any insoluble problems of infrastructure provision. In particular, if we price infrastructure services fairly and efficiently, and facilitate the appropriate investment and associated finance, we can sustain and increase the average living standards of Australians.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 guide to Social Return on Investment /

by Nicholls, Jeremy | Lawlor, Eil s | Nietzert, Eva | Goodspeed, Tim.

Publisher: London, U.K. Cabinet Office of the third sector 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Every day our actions and activities create and destroy value; they change the world around us. Although the value we create goes far beyond what can be captured in financial terms, this is, for the most part, the only type of value that is measured and accounted for. As a result, things that can be bought and sold take on a greater significance and many important things get left out. Decisions made like this may not be as good as they could be as they are based on incomplete information about full impacts. ; A major step towards helping orgnaisations and institutions demonstrate their social, economic and environmental impact has taken place with the launch of a new guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI), backed by the Cabinet Office. This is especially timely when organisations are seeking to make every pound go as far as possible. ; This guide offers a framework for measuring and accounting for a much broader concept of value; it seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve wellbeing by incorporating social, environmental and economic costs and benefits.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).

A resilient future for Northern Australia ? : people, economics and policy. /

by Gerritsen, Rolf.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. unpublished 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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)

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)

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 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).

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).

Australia's emissions projections / Department of the Environment and Energy

by Australia. Department of the Environment and Energy.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Environment and Energy 2010 -Description: pp. col. ill. (Online resource).Online Access: 2010 | 2013 | 2014-15 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | Website Summary: Australia releases official projections of its greenhouse gas emissions annually. The previous projections were released as part of Australia's Fifth National Communication on Climate Change, a report under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (referred to as the 2009 projections). The 2010 projections provide a full update of Australia's emissions projections including : A projection of baseline emissions for the Kyoto Protocol first commitment period (2008-12) and to 2021. This provides the basis for estimating the 'abatement challenge' Australia faces in meeting its 2020 targets and an indicative projection of Australia's emissions out to 2030.; Department previously name: Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ; Department of the Environment Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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