The search found 4181 results in 0.098 seconds.
The increasing process of urbanisation has major implications for the environment, biodiversity, and health and well-being of urban residents. Empirical evidence for urban greening benefits suggests that it is an appropriate planning and policy approach for tackling some of the problems associated with urbanisation, including...
In this submission, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has identified five key policy solutions which could support a transition to high performance buildings.
Investing in green infrastructure helps Australia and New Zealand to reach their current climate targets and the potential ratchet up of international emissions goals.
Light, reflective surfaces can have a dramatic impact in cooling the surrounding air – in cities, but in the countryside too. Whitewashed walls, arrays of photovoltaic cells, and stubble-filled fields can all provide local relief during the sweltering decades ahead. But policymakers beware. It doesn’t...
Many countries are embarking on transitions to sustainable energy systems. Others are already well underway. Their transitions will require fundamental and interrelated changes in technologies, fuels, infrastructure, policies, markets and institutions. We provide an initial exploration of the key elements of policy packages for sustainable...
Heatwaves have a mounted interest in the last decade due to their negative impacts on infrastructure, the ecosystem and public health. Population exposure to heat stress is substantially influenced by the resilience of the built environment as people spend the majority of their time indoors....
Key findings:2015 saw the first collective net loss in the Top 40’s history (US$27B) Market capitalisation is down 37% negating all gains from the commodity super-cycle High debt sees some miners fighting for survival through asset fire sales Focus on costs continues, but...
The three activities that account for much of Australia's relatively high per capita greenhouse emissions also present significant abatement opportunities, argues Hal Turton. The high levels of emissions from these sectors are not caused by underlying intractable physical or social constraints, nor are they based...
Brendan Gleeson outlines the major strategic challenges facing Queensland Transport deriving from contemporary patterns of urbanisation. He looks at the metropolitan context for strategic transport policy, principally the Southeast Queensland conurbation, exploring the physical, governance and socio-political issues to be confronted.
This paper examines the question of whether nuclear power in Australia should be part of the solution to the increasingly urgent problems of global warming and securing reliable energy supplies. This paper examines the question of whether nuclear power in Australia should be part of...