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Seasons greetings and best wishes for a great 2011 from Urban Environment News, and thank you for your support through 2010. Urban Environment News is taking an end-of-year break and will be back with you again from the third week of January.
In the Special Report: The World in 2030 Cosmos Magazine presents visions of the future from leading thinkers in their fields. Articles in the Special Feature include ‘Cities Under Pressure’ and ‘Transport in 2030 – Heaven or Hell?’
Australasian Plant Conservation (APC) is the quarterly bulletin of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc. (ANPC). In APC issue 19(4), March-May 2011, ANPC aims to look at plant conservation activities on land owned and/or managed by Aboriginal / Indigenous communities. Articles may focus on any aspect of plant conservation, including planning, partnerships, education and on-ground activities. To find out more visit ANPC: Call for articles for APC 19(4), March-May 2011, Plant conservation on Aboriginal / Indigenous lands.
This is the last issue of Decision Point under the auspices of the Applied Environmental Decision Analysis hub (AEDA) – a research group that finishes at the end of 2010. However Decision Point will be back in 2011 under the auspices of ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). What Decision Point will look like is still to be decided – you can help by undertaking the Decision Point survey. You can download the final AEDA edition of Decision Point at AEDA News. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Water Commission has released the Australian environmental water management report 2010, which presents a comprehensive picture of Australia’s current environmental water management arrangements. Commissioner Chloe Munro said, ‘At a time when environmental water management is in the spotlight, this report will help build better understanding of the often complex concepts and management mechanisms involved.’ To find out more or download the report visit Environmental water management report 2010.
Comprising seven projects, the Hawkesbury Nepean River Recovery Program (HNRRP) aims to improve river health by making more water available for environmental flows and reducing nutrient inputs to the river system. The seven projects have come a long way since commencing last year. You can read about their progress in the HNRRP e-news December 2010.
In the latest Botany Bay Water Quality Improvement Program (BBWQIP) eNewsletter you will find information on:
To see Hobart’s new Bushcare video visit www.hobartcity.com.au/bushcare and scroll down the page.
The ADC Cities Report: Enhancing Liveability says there is no magic plan for the perfect city. Although modern design and technology are two important ingredients, cities will flourish by creating opportunity through their own narratives while working with their history, location and population to improve liveability.
The ADC Cities Report: Enhancing Liveability has been produced by the ADC Forum.
On 21 November 2010, Mexico City hosted the World Mayors Summit on Climate before nations meet in Cancun, Mexico at COP16, the UN Conference on Climate following Copenhagen in 2009. At the summit Mayors of 138 cities signed the Global Cities Covenant on Climate (the Mexico City Pact). A key component of the Mexico City Pact is the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR). This Registry will support the global credibility of local climate action by allowing transparency, accountability and comparability of climate actions, performance and commitments. For further information see World Mayors Summit on Climate and carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR).
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