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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).

A big fix : radical solutions for Australia's environmental crisis. /

by Lowe, Ian.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Black Inc. 2005Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-113)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

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).

Australia's action on climate change /

by Commonwealth. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth. Department of Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Government is acting to reduce carbon pollution, create the jobs of the future and secure Australia's future prosperity. ; The Government has set ambitious targets to reduce Australia's carbon pollution emissions. The goal for Australia is to reduce carbon emissions to 25 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020, if there is a fair contribution from all emitters around the world to take strong action to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change by restraining atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to 450 parts per million. That's reducing the average emissions of every Australian by almost a half over the next ten years. ; If the world is unable to reach agreement on a 450 parts per million target, we will still reduce our emissions in Australia by between 5 and 15 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. To deliver these targets, prepare our economy for the future and protect our environment, the Government will introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction sheme in 2011. We recognise our responsibility to act on behalf of future generations. We will strengthen our effort to prepare Australia for a low carbon pollution future through the Renewable Energy Target, research and development of clean energy, and measures to help households, businesses, communities and regions transition to a low carbon future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Baseline survey of Australian attitudes to climate change : preliminary report /

by Leviston, Z | Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation | Walker, Iain A.

Publisher: [Collingwood, Vic.] Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011Summary: This survey is part of a research program that seeks to understand the ways in which Australians understand climate change and climate change adaptation. Such understandings are important to consider in constructing climate change communication strategies, and are key to mobilizing widespread behaviour change. The survey is due to be repeated in July 2011 and July 2012.Availability: (1)

Between a rock and a hard place : the science of geosequestration. /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2007Description: PDF.Summary: Report outlines opportunities for carbon capture and storage technology to be part of Australia s greenhouse gas mitigation strategy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Borderlands Cooperative : an independent community action and resource centre for Melbourne. /

by Borderlands Cooperative.

Publisher: 05/12/2004 12:15:25http://www.borderlands.org.au/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/26/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Borderlands Cooperative IncorporatedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Building the green economy : employment effects of green energy investments for Ontario /

by Pollin, Robert | Green Energy Act Alliance | Garrett-Peltier, Heidi.

Publisher: Ontario, Canada Green Energy Act Alliance 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Capitalism, socialism and the environment. /

by Stretton, Hugh.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 1976Description: 332 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Carbon emission policies in key economies /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia. Productivity Commission 2011Description: xli, 231 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 197-231Summary: The Australian Government commissioned this report to help it, and the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee, assess the extent to which key economies are taking action to address climate change. It provides a stocktake of the large number of policy measures in the electricity generation and road transport sectors of the countries studied. And it provides estimates of the burdens associated with these policies in each country and the abatement achieved. While the results are based on a robust methodology, data limitations have meant that some estimates could only be indicative.Availability: (1)

Carbon pricing and reducing Australia's emissions /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Garnaut Climate Change Review update paper ; no. 6, 2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 41-44Summary: It is in our national interest for Australia to play its proportionate part in the world meeting what is now a goal that has been agreed by the international community: reducing global emissions to an extent that holds temperature increases to below 2 C. Australia has more to lose than any other developed country if this goal is not achieved.Availability: (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).

Climate change and sustainable consumption : what do the public think is fair? /

by Horton, Tim | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Doron, Natan.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography : p. 81-84Summary: This report explores public attitudes to fairness in the context of sustainable consumption and climate change. Evidence from many areas of behaviour suggests that views about fairness can be powerful in driving pro-social behaviours. This research, through a series of focus groups, explored strategies that can tap into people's sense of fairness around sustainable consumption and climate change to see if this could build public support for behaviour change and sustainability policies.Availability: (1)

Climate change and the economy : expected impacts and their implications /

Publisher: Washington, DC Bipartisan Policy Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Climate change and its impacts are becoming apparent now throughout the United States and are projected to increase in the future. This report, which contains a compilation of seven research studies by major state universities around the country finds that nine states across the U.S. are facing growing economic harm from climate change impacts. ; The studies, which examine projected economic impacts on specific local economic sectors, show that climate change is expected to prove disruptive to a broad cross section of the economy in all regions of the country. Researchers investigated climate change implications on water, coasts, and forests and detailed the implications of these impacts on agriculture, real estate, public infrastructure, and tourism.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).

Climate change scenarios for initial assessment of risk in accordance with risk management guidance . /

by Hennessy, Kevin | Macadam, Ian | Whetton, Penny.

Publisher: Aspendale, Vic. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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