Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change in Australia
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Motivators and barriers to incorporating climate change-related health risks in environmental health impact assessmentMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2013This paper presents the findings of a study conducted in Queensland, Australia, which explores various stakeholders’ views on the capacity of the Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) to incorporate climate change.DocumentEcology and Society, 2012Adaptation is a key feature of sustainable social-ecological systems, as well as a recent and increasing focus of research and policy regarding responses to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. This article examines the meaning of adaptation and its relationship to the concepts of resilience, vulnerability and sustainability.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012As countries develop, the demand for water increases while water supply becomes less certain. In general, pressures from both the environment and human activities can increase the likelihood of water scarcity.Document
Improving the assessment of disaster risks to strengthen financial resilience: a special joint G20 publication by the Government of Mexico and the World BankWorld Bank, 2012This publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank brings together the experiences of G20 countries in protecting their populations and assets against natural hazards. It includes contributions by G20 members and invited countries, as well as the OECD.DocumentThe Broadband Commission, 2012Governments can accelerate transformation to a low carbon economy by promoting and integrating ICT within climate change policy. This view is presented by the Broadband Commission in this report based on interviews and supporting material from more than twenty leaders and experts in the field.Document2011The report has two objectives: (1) to contribute to policymakers' understanding of the factors that institutional investors consider when investing in low-carbon growth areas such as renewable energy and energy efficiency, and (2) to set out what institutional investors see as 'investment-grade' climate change and clean energy policy that would support significant low-carbon, clean energy investmeDocument2011Global climate-change adaptation modelling has emerged over the past few years to guide decision-making. In 2007/2008, Ku-ring-gai Council considered the various methods and selected two for review to inform Council's own adaptation plan. The models reviewed were the Australian Greenhouse Office model and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) model.DocumentProceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2010Ecological 'surprises' are defined as unexpected findings about the natural environment which, due to the uncertainty associated with climate change, are likely to increase in the future.DocumentScience Direct, 2010This paper defines and explains five key dimensions of maladaptation which it refers to as “the problem of increasing risks from adaptation activities”.DocumentAustralian Human Rights Commission, 2008This article examines issues and opportunities in relation to indigenous peoples’ participation in response to climate change both nationally and internationally. Using the case of Australia, the paper evaluates ways in which indigenous people choose to participate in local development opportunities through environment-based commercial activities.