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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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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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…
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…