Climate change

Alternate Term Label:
Climate policy
Climatic changes
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Our atmosphere and climate 2020

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ. New Zealand's changing climate is explored in five chapters that show how, why, and what is happening to New Zealand's climate...
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Dishing the dirt: Australia’s move to store carbon in soil is a problem for tackling climate change

The Morrison Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap identifies soil carbon as a potential way to reduce emissions from agriculture and to offset other emissions. However, the government’s plan contains misconceptions about the general effectiveness of soil carbon as an emissions reduction strategy.
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Supporting Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale to prepare for climate change

This project provided the Borough of Queenscliff community with independent advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy options to give them the confidence to implement changes in their homes and businesses that will make them more resilient to climate change.
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On for young and old: kinders and senior citizens facilities

Council-owned kindergartens and senior bitizens’ buildings in the Southern Grampians Shire were assessed for thermal efficiency, water supply reliability, water tightness and energy efficiency to ensure that the Shire’s most vulnerable groups are provided with climate-adapted facilities as the climate becomes generally hotter and drier...
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Feasibility study for the Chittick Park micro-grid project

The Chittick Park micro-grid project is a collaborative project between the community and Council, funded via a Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) grant to assess the feasibility of installing a solar unit on the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre (SSAC).
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Organic waste recovery strategy report

Swan Hill Rural City Council engaged Rawtec to assist in the development of an Organics Waste Recovery Strategy. Rawtec undertook desktop research and consulted a range of stakeholders within the Swan Hill region to better understand the current volumes of organic waste, how it is...
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Sustainable building initiative

This project involved the completion of building audits of three Council owned and managed buildings to review their performance, and energy use and to identify a range of actions that could be undertaken to reduce Council expenditure on energy (electricity and gas).
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Waste to energy feasibility study

In 2015 Mount Alexander Shire Council assisted a pre-feasibility study led by the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group that investigated bio-energy opportunities across Castlemaine. The 2015 pre-feasibility study confirmed the scale, quality and volume of several waste streams as being suitable for anerobic digestion. The current...
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Adapting to a changing climate

The project aimed to share information about the impacts of climate change across several generations of residents, developing a toolkit for use by households to identify risks to their own households and to plan actions that will mitigate those risks.
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Campaspe community clubs combat climate change

Campaspe Community Clubs Combat Climate Change project was about helping community groups understand their energy and water use at recreation reserves and what they can do about it to reduce the impacts of climate change and minimise greenhouse, energy and water costs.