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This report introduces the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities.
Abstract The impacts of climate change do not adhere to conventional governance boundaries. Floods for example do not stop at the state border, nor are storm surges contained within local government jurisdictions. Whilst this may appear self-evident, this 'inconvenient institutional truth' poses considerable challenges to...
Local governments are at the forefront of many activities that both contribute to climate change and are likely to be impacted upon by climate change. This paper examines their responsibilities at law to deal with climate change considerations when exercising their functions and powers.
This paper examines the Coalition's 'Direct Action' plan for reducing carbon emissions. In the 2007 federal election both major parties committed to introducing an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). By 2009 both parties agreed on an emissions reduction target of five per cent on 2000 levels...
Climate change and water management are two of the most important public policy issues facing Australia.
Adding to existing water management challenges is the fact that climate change, and policies aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change, can strongly affect water management outcomes....
The world’s energy system is at a crossroads. Current global trends in energy supply and consumption are patently unsustainable– environmentally, economically and socially.
But that can – and must – be altered; there’s still time to change the road we’re on. It is not...