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Briefing paper

Outstations/homelands policy

As part of its "Working futures" policy the NT government has announced that services to outstations/homelands will in most cases involve a form of remote delivery, based from the closest or most accessible hub town.
Journal article

Carbon, biodiversity and regional natural resource planning: towards high impact next generation plans

Given the increased importance of adaptation debates in global climate negotiations, pressure to achieve biodiversity, food and water security through managed landscape-scale adaptation will likely increase across the globe over the coming decade. In parallel, emerging market-based, terrestrial greenhouse gas abatement programs present a real...
Journal article

Australia's role in the Asian Century: the food bowl of a growing region?

This essay examines the potential of Australian agriculture to meet the growing food demand from Asia. In doing so, this paper analyses the drivers of demand from the Asian region, where opportunities are identified for specific agricultural industries. Australia's current potential is examined, exploring innovation...
Report

Benchmarking Agricultural Research Indicators Across Asia-Pacific

New quantitative evidence presented in this report demonstrates that total public agricultural R&D spending in Asia-Pacific increased by 50 percent, from $8.2 billion in 1996 to $12.3 billion in 2008 (in 2005 PPP prices). Most of this growth was driven by the region's low- and...
Report

Designing climate mitigation policy

This US paper provides an exhaustive review of critical issues in the design of climate mitigation policy by pulling together key findings and controversies from diverse literatures on mitigation costs, damage valuation, policy instrument choice, technological innovation, and international climate policy. The authors begin with...
Report

Climate 2030: A national blueprint for a clean energy economy

Reducing oil dependence. Strengthening energy security. Creating jobs. Tackling global warming. Addressing air pollution. Improving our health. The United States has many reasons to make the transition to a clean energy economy. What we need is a comprehensive set of smart policies to jump-start this...
Journal article

Aquatic biodiversity in the Mediterranean climate rivers of southwestern Australia

Southwestern Australia is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot, characterised by high diversity and endemism of vascular terrestrial plants. However, the significance of its freshwater biodiversity is not well understood. This review provides an updated account of species richness in rivers in the Mediterranean region...
Journal article

Agricultural Bioenergy Cropping in Victoria - Balancing the Issues

There has been considerable interest in biofuels and bioenergy production (the generation of energy from biomass), as alternative agricultural industries for the future. High oil prices, diminishing total oil supply, the energy security debate, growing environmental awareness and the need to develop sustainable regional agricultural...
Report

Climate adaption in regional mining values chains: A case-study of the Goldfields-Esperance Region, Western Australia

Climate change poses a potential range of threats and opportunities for mining regions around Australia. Recent studies have suggested that mine operations as well as the related infrastructure, businesses and communities associated with mining, may be affected by flooding, drought, bushfires, storms, and sea level...
Conference paper

Climate change adaptation in the Murray-Darling Basin: Reducing resilience of wetlands with engineering

Conflict over water allocations and the need to adapt to climate change in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin has resulted in decision makers choosing engineering interventions to use water more 'efficiently' for wetlands conservation. We review a range of policy and infrastructure adaptation measures implemented in the...