Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development

New Publication THE LIMA DECLARATION ON BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Contributions from Science to Policy for Sustainable Development, CBD Technical Series No.89 A joint publication by CBD, GIZ – Pro Ambiente, and IAI. Download https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-89-en.pdf Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development Table of Contents THE FRAMEWORK Biodiversity and climate change. …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …

Final Report of the Referendum Council

Australia – The Referendum Council (@ref_council) delivered its Final Report on June 30, 2017. You can download the Final Report in PDF format (4.1MB) here. Foreward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long struggled for constitutional recognition. As far back as Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper’s letter to King George VI (1937), the Yirrkala Bark …

How do we value the Great Barrier Reef?

Recommended Reading: The Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the economic, social and iconic value of the Great Barrier Reef in a report  – At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef – commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Among the take-aways: The Great Barrier Reef contributed $6.4 billion in …

Australia State of Environment 2016

Recommended Reading: Australia’s State of the Environment Key Links https://soe.environment.gov.au https://soe.environment.gov.au/download/reports More online the CSIRO blog Questions Is it possible to download the entire report as a single file? What sort of feedback would be useful to the State of the Environment report? What would locals like to visitors to know about Australia’s environment? Executive …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on UNESCO’s website …