Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change in Australia

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    Overcoming barriers to wind project finance in Australia

    Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, 2009
    The wind power industry in Australia is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade, primarily due to a forthcoming expanded national renewable energy target (RET) which will mandate that renewable sources provide approximately 20% of Australia’s electricity production by 2020.
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    Aviation and maritime emissions (bunkers) and the Ad HocWorking Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol

    Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2010
    The document states the views of the Australian Government on GHG from international aviation and shipping. The document is submitted as part of the work of the Kyoto Protocol (KP)Ad Hoc Working Group.
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    Rights-based approaches: exploring issues and opportunities for conservation

    Center for International Forestry Research, 2009
    The links between the realisation of human rights and the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity are receiving increasing attention worldwide. Experience has demonstrated that exclusionary approaches to conservation can undermine those same rights of affected communities and can undermine conservation objectives.
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    Emissions trading, carbon financing and indigenous peoples

    Institute of Advanced Studies. United Nations University,, 2008
    Greenhouse gas abatement activities can have both beneficial and detrimental impacts on the communities in which they operate. For this reason, it is vital that Indigenous communities have accurate information about carbon financing and carbon market processes at the outset – to help them make informed decisions and choices about activities that work for them.
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    Climate testimonies: voices from communities affected by climate change

    Friends of the Earth International, 2007
    This report presents nine stories about the impact of climate change from different countries around the world. These case studies chronicle specific impacts and provide testimonies of local community members who have dramatic first-hand experience of devastating climate events.
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    100 to 1: EFIC’s gamble with climate

    AID/WATCH, 2007
    This report explores the ways in which Australia’s Export Finance Insurance Corporation (EFIC) may be undermining efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It argues that,  through its export credit agency (ECA), the Australian Government facilitates and encourages the development of many highly polluting projects in developing countries.
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    The business case for action on climate change

    Australasian Emissions Trading Forum, 2006
    The first article in this collection reviews the findings and recommendations from a recent study commissioned by the Australian Business Roundtable on Climate Change.The study presents the business case for early action on climate change in Australia. Foremost among the recommendations is the need to design a ‘long, loud and legal’ framework to establish a price signal for emission abatement.
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    Climate change risk and vulnerability: promoting an efficient adaptation response in Australia

    Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005
    Potential effects of climate change on Australia have been identified through climate models, and these include more frequent ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) events, more heatwaves and fewer frosts, reductions in average rainfall and more severe wind speeds in cyclones.The Australian Government have decided to fund the development of an adaptation strategy but this will require a period of
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    Climate debt: making historical responsibility part of the solution

    Friends of the Earth, 2005
    This publication from Friends of the Earth argues that with regard to climate change, historical responsibility for emissions means that compensation based on climate debt should be added to a rights-based approach for determining fair shares of environment space.