This handbook integrates health into planning to address the unhealthy and unsustainable conditions that are being built into the physical fabric of cities. Solving issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability needs to involve tackling…
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.
Coastal “blue carbon” ecosystems including mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows are an important part of the global carbon cycle. This UNEP publication provides guidance for a range of interventions that lead to improved coastal wetlands conditions for climate change…
Have you ever struggled with the communication of climate change uncertainties? Are you frustrated by climate sceptics using uncertainty – inherent in any area of complex science – as a justification for delaying policy responses? Then The Uncertainty Handbook is…
The Australian Government is reviewing of emissions reduction targets as part of Australia’s preparations for the UNFCCC Paris Conference in December 2015. An issues paper outlines the context of Government considerations. Submissions close 3pm AEST on Friday 24 April 2015.
State of Environmental Migration 2014 is the fourth of the annual series of publications aiming to enhance understanding of natural disasters, sudden natural onset events and slow onset events, and their links to human mobility. It is published by the…
The ND-GAIN Index summarises a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. Australia’s ranking was 6 from the 178 countries indexed.
How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce emissions? This book chapter explores these decisions in the City of Cape Town, South Africa.
The Global Calculator is a free and interactive tool that helps you to understand the link between our lifestyles, the energy we use, and the consequences for our climate. It is aimed at anyone interested in exploring what a low-carbon…
In 2015, the Places You Love Alliance will host the National Nature Conversation. All Australians are invited to register to be involved. The Places You Love Alliance is a coalition of 42 Australian environment groups that has been working to…
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