Tag: Risk Management

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

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

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Productivity Commission Natural Disaster Funding Inquiry Report

Productivity Commission Natural Disaster Funding Inquiry Report

This Inquiry Report looks at the efficacy of current national natural disaster funding arrangements, taking into account the priority of effective natural disaster mitigation and the reduction in the impact of disasters on communities.

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ND-GAIN Index – climate change vulnerability and resilience

ND-GAIN Index

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.

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Global Universities Index finds universities poor at managing climate change risk

Asset Owners Disclosure Project

Over 98 percent of the universities invited to participate in the Asset Owners Disclosure Project Global Universities Index are rated D, meaning that their climate change risk management is poor, or rated X, meaning that no information at all could

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Get Ready and Survive: Plan for an Emergency

ABC Emergency

The way to reduce the impact of natural disasters is to plan and become more resilient. The ABC Emergency Get Ready and Survive resources provide information on how to plan for a bushfire, heatwave, storm, earthquake, flood and cyclone emergency

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Life on the Edge – Living with Bushfire Risk

The Bushfire CRC and AFAC Fire Note Life on the Edge – Living with Risk reports the findings from a study that explored how householders perceived the value and risks of living in or near bushland and analysed the complex

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Poisoned Planet – How constant exposure to man-made chemicals is putting your life at risk

In his new book Poisoned Planet, Julian Cribb alerts that man-made chemicals are creating a silent epidemic, but shows we have the tools to clean the planet up and create a healthier, safer future for us all.

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Brisbane City Plan 2014 – environmental information resources

The new Brisbane City Plan 2014 has been approved and has a commencement date of 30 June 2014. It will guide how land in Brisbane can be used and developed. Environmental information resources include biodiversity and waterways, natural hazards (including

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Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change report

The potential for climate change to drive changes in the severity and likelihood of extreme weather events could have implications for the accuracy of natural catastrophe models. The report Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change from global insurer Lloyd’s examines whether

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Coastal Vulnerability to Multiple Inundation Sources (COVERMAR) project reports

The Sydney Coastal Councils Group Inc. (SCCG) partnered with University of New South Wales researchers to complete a research project that has developed a multi-hazard tool to assess the vulnerability of buildings and critical infrastructure to extreme marine inundations caused

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