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19.03.2015

Pleas on climate change ignored

Australia’s domestic inaction on climate change – despite increasingly urgent warnings from Pacific island nations – exposes a lack of concern for the well-being of the most vulnerable. Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale was quick to link Cyclone Pam to climate change, and he has a point. The scientific community has consistently identified an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as cyclones as a likely effect...


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25.02.2015

Climate change professional development - Learning to Adapt Melbourne

3 days, 15 experts, 5 case studies and a chance to network - March 18, April 29 and May 20, 2015 Are you an looking to upskill on climate change adaptation? Register for the upcoming Learning to Adapt short course and you will have the opportunity to explore the science on the first day, understand the risks on Day 2 and learn about communicating climate change adaptation on Day 3.


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17.02.2015

Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate published in Science today.


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17.02.2015

Global accord likely at Paris: Top IPCC official

An global accord is likely at Paris climate talks of an 86-page text outlining alternative approaches on most issues was agreed at preliminary negotiations in Geneva last week, a top IPCC official has said according to the Financial Times.


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15.02.2015

Engines of National and Global Growth

Building better, more productive cities can boost economic prosperity and help tackle climate change. On current trends, fewer than 500 cities in three key groups – Emerging Cities, Global Megacities, and Mature Cities – will account for over 60% of global income growth and half of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions growth between now and 2030.


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30.01.2015

$4.5 million for greening our cities and communities

More than one million trees are expected to be planted as part of the first small grants round of the Australian Government's 20 Million Trees Program.


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30.01.2015

Vale Tom Uren

Former Labor minister Tom Uren has died at the age of 93.A former WWII Prisoner of War, Mr Uren was elected to Parliament in 1958 as the member for Reid and he represented the Sydney electorate for 32 years. With the election of the Whitlam Government in 1972 Mr Uren was given the urban and regional development portfolio.


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