Category: Reports and Publications

Urban goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On 2 August, the UN’s 193 Member States reached consensus on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda to be considered and adopted by world leaders at a September UN Summit. Goals relevant to the urban environment

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Opportunities for the New Urban Agenda

Opportunities for the New Urban Agenda

In the context of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda (NUA) will be agreed upon. Participants in a July workshop agreed that the New Urban Agenda should

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Environment club manual for high-school students

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

This online resource from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage provides valuable advice and support for high-school students who are starting or running an environment club.

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Offsets in the system: Exploring the many dimensions of biodiversity offsets policy

Decision Point

The August 2015 issue of Decision Point takes a critical look at biodiversity offsets – their pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses.

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Building Australia through Citizen Science

Australian Government

A new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist highlights how partnerships between scientists and the community are strengthening Australia’s research capacity, solving real world problems and enhancing our awareness of science.

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State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

Since 2010, the State of Australian Cities reports have examined the progress being made in our major cities. The State of Australian Cities 2014–2015 once again looks at the drivers behind some of the public policy issues facing the country

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Investing in Cities: Prioritising a Cities and Urban Policy Framework

Investing in Cities

Released after State of Australian Cities 2014–2015, this policy platform calls for new investment in our cities recommending renewed action by all governments to increase the productivity, prosperity and liveability of Australia’s cities, and delivers clear next steps for all spheres

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2015 State of Australia’s Birds Report

2015 State of Australia’s Birds Report

The State of Australia’s Birds Report series tracks trends in bird populations and their health. The 2015 State of Australia’s Birds Report marks the beginning of a new era, with the introduction of the ground breaking Australian Bird Index. The index relies

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New guide – How to grow an urban forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest is a ten-step guide to help councils plan for and develop healthy urban forests to create liveable and climate resilient cities and towns. The guide is the first major outcome from the long range

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Urban biodiversity research briefs

Decision Point

The following urban biodiversity research briefs can be viewed in Decision Point Online: Managing the impacts of urban development on old trees, Urban expansion, climate change & frog habitat, and Planning for biodiversity in the urban fringe.

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