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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 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 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)

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)

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).

Australia's green economic potential /

by Eltham, Ben | Centre for Policy Development.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Policy Development. Occasional paper ; no. 10.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010Summary: This briefing paper puts some of the issues covered in the United Nations Environment Program's Green Economy Report in an Australian context and provides a primer to the challenges involved in transforming our economy to operate within environmental limits. It also presents a snapshot of the opportunities of embracing sustainable economic policy solutions in four areas: water, energy, cities and urban transport, and waste management and recycling.Availability: (1)

Australia's low pollution future : the economics of climate change mitigation : summary. /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2008Description: xii, 42 p.: ill. col. graphs, tables.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF 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)

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme : Australia's low pollution future : white paper. /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme : green paper. /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Carbon use in poor Victorian households by local government area

by Unkles, Bill | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanley, Janet.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 5 p. : maps + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 5) April 2008Summary: As the imposition of a carbon price is planned in Australia to encourage movement away from carbon-based energy, this mapping exercise illustrates the uneven pattern of carbon use by poor households across Melbourne and across Victoria. The pattern is largely related to transport and urban planning issues. The findings point to the need for policies which will offset the regressive impact of a carbon price, to ensure that disadvantaged households are not unfairly penalised.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Climate change : the case for action /

by Styles, Julie | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2009Summary: Scientific evidence demonstrates unequivocally that the climate is changing. Furthermore, the overwhelming weight of evidence suggests that most of this change is very likely due to human influences on the climate system. The likely consequences of unmitigated climate change present serious risks to our environment and consequently to our socioeconomic productivity, security, and health. These risks can be reduced to manageable levels with mitigation action.Availability: (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 impacts on Australia and the benefits of early action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions . /

by Preston, B.L | Jones, R.N.

Publisher: Aspendale, Vic. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Constraining resource use fairly : a welfare sector perspective on the carbon tax proposal /

by Siemon, Don | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: 16 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at Equity and the Environment seminar organised by Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, ANU, Canberra on 13 Jul. 1995 July 1995 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Creating jobs, cutting pollution : the roadmap for a cleaner, stronger economy /

by Australian Conservation Foundation.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Conservation Foundation 2010; Australian Council of Trade Unions 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Australia could create more than 770,000 extra jobs by 2030 by taking strong action now to reduce pollution.Availability: (1)

Cut waste energy /

by Carkeek, Han | Spragg, Kiri | Windsor, Mal.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 12p.Notes: August 1996 Received funds under Grant no. 140/40/11/95)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Energy affordability, living standards and emissions trading : assessing the social impacts of achieving deep cuts in Australian greenhouse emissions. Report to The Climate Institute /

by Hatfield-Dodds, Steve | CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems | Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008 Bibliography : p. 37-38Summary: This report was commissioned by The Climate Institute to explore the potential social impacts of achieving deep cuts in Australian greenhouse gas emissions through the introduction of emissions trading.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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