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'Building Stronger Communities' Website. /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 03/17/04 12:20:25 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Updated 13 July 2005 ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This site is designed to support the Victorian Government's Community Building Initiative, a key government initiative which aims to improve social, economic and environmental well-being for all Victorians, and to develop new partnerships to address inequity and disadvantage. It aims to inform and connect people involved in community building projects across Victoria, and to assist those who want to find out more about community building approaches.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

"Inequity of access and the wealth divide: threats to social sustainability" /

by Ziguras, Stephen.

Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"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)

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).

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 commitment to urban Australia /

by Norman, Barbara | Australian Fabian Society.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Fabian Society 2006Description: PDF.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 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 new design framework for remote Indigenous housing /

by Fien, John | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Charlesworth, Esther | Lee, Gini | Morris, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.AHURI research and policy bulletin Issue 101 May 2008 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Flexible housing design for Indigenous communities.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new policy framework for Indigenous housing . /

by Dillon, Mike.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:30 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A platform for smart government : 2010 Victorian State Election /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 61 p. : ill. maps.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Access to affordable energy and water is vital to the health and well-being of individuals and families. Yet many Victorians experience 'utilities stress' - where they can't afford to heat their homes, or must go without other essentials such as food, to pay their utilities bills. Being unable to afford the basics not only limits life but risks health and well-being, and can push households into crisis. Managing electricity and gas bills can be even more difficult for households living in poor quality rental housing, with no heating or insulation.Availability: (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 Short Guide to Setting Up a City-Scale Retrofit Program /

by Ho, Stacy | Green for All | Rhodes-Conway, Satya.

Publisher: Oakland, CA Green For All 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Buildings represent 38.9% of U.S. primary energy use and 38% of all CO2 emissions in the U.S. Though simple, relatively low-cost measures such as insulation, and lighting upgrades can be done in almost every building to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills, current retrofitting program capacity is limited. Most existing programs are either available only to income-eligible individuals or those with the money up-front to do the work. Furthermore, many current retrofitting programs only create low-wage, short-term jobs rather than providing pathways into sustainable careers in construction and green building.Availability: (1)

A socially sustainable housing system (Investigative Panel) /

by Berry, Mike | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Williams, Peter.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Investigative Panel on a socially sustainable housing system.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 30637 URL contains: Final Report: No. 169: Investigative Panel on a socially sustainable housing system for AustraliaSummary: This project drew together a panel of experts from Australia and the UK to consider how a more socially sustainable housing system could be achieved in Australia. The panel observed that the current Australian housing system was poorly placed to deal with immediate and longer-term challenges. They noted that affordability was declining and housing supply was constrained. Meanwhile, the traditional public housing model and the private rental sector were failing to deliver adequate low-rent housing. The panel concluded that there are real constraints to creating a sustainable and desirable housing system due to current market failures and policy fragmentation. The current urban form remained problematic and further impacts from the global financial crisis (GFC) can be anticipated. There are also embedded inequalities in income and wealth which impact perversely upon housing outcomesAvailability: (1)

AccountAbility /

by The Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility.

Publisher: 08/04/2004 11:08:28 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/04/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility is an international, not-for-profit, professional institute dedicated to the promotion of social, ethical and overall organisational accountability, a precondition for achieving sustainable development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

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