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Climate and Natural Resources

Report card on sustainable natural resource use in agriculture:Status and trend in the agricultural areas of the south-west of Western Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Editors: Noel Shoknecht, David Bicknell, John Ruprecht, Frank Smith, Angela Massenbauer
  • Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report card summarises our current knowledge of the status and trend in the natural resource base in the agricultural areas of south-west of Western Australia and provides a discussion of the implications for agricultural industries. The condition of our natural resources is a complex interaction of numerous processes. In simple terms howev ....

Report on the Socio-economic Impact of Bushfires on Rural Communities and Local Government in Gippsland and North East Victoria, A

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Gangemi, Michael; Phillips, Scott; Stewart, Mark; Martin, John; Marton, Richard
  • Publisher: RMIT Publishing
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 0864592884
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This study reports on research into the significant social and economic costs of the 2003 bushfires across the Gippsland and North East Regions for both the short and medium terms. It reveals that the bushfires are expected to have considerable direct and indirect effects on these regions for the long term (i.e. the next two to fiv ....

Report to the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation on the condition of the Western Australian pastoral resource base, 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Dr PE Novelly and PWE Thomas
  • Publisher: Western Australian Agriculture Authority
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This report updates changes in the Western Australian pastoral rangelands at the Land Conservation District (LCD) scale, providing information on seasonal quality, stock numbers and changes in the density/frequency of perennial shrubs and grasses. It is based on data from the Bureau of Meteorology, the Annual return of livestock and improvements ....

Resilience to Climate Change Impacts: A Review of Flood Mitigation Policy in Queensland, Australia: Based on Case Studies of Flood Events in 2008

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Thomas, Melanie; King, David; Keogh, Diane U; Apan, Armando; Mushtaq, Shahbaz
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Emergency Management, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 26, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The vulnerability of cities to inundation from the impacts of climate change associated with the increased inter-annual variability associated with extreme weather events has been highlighted in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Predictions of an increased intensity of rainfall are likely to result in subse ....

Resource extraction in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rachel Williams; Thomas G Measham
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

The social and economic changes associated with large scale mineral resource extraction are key issues for rural society in Australia and internationally. Resource extraction has played an important role in Australia since European settlement and continues to do so. However, there are some indications that Australia's current resources 'boom' may ....

Resource Management Survey

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Science
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

The Australian government has developed a range of programs to encourage sustainable agriculture and protect Australia’s natural resources. These programs include the National Landcare Program, the Natural Heritage Trust and, more recently, the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality. The 2001-02 resource management survey was de ....

Resources and Energy Quarterly

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics
  • Country: Australia

Values of resources and commodities and current information of interest. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to energy and resources in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on regional industry. Report Locationhttp://www.bree. ....

Restoration of tree lines in an agricultural landscape: their effectiveness as a conservation management tool

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Cottee-Jones, HEden W
  • Journal Name: Ecological Management & Restoration
  • Journal Number: 14.1
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 1442-7001
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

As remnant vegetation covers <15% of the Australian sheep-wheat belt, it is important to identify conservation strategies suitable for use in agricultural landscapes. Tree lines are widespread ecological structures in rural areas, and are now the subject of government subsidy schemes in New South Wales. However, the contribution of tree lines ....

Revegetation and wildlife: a guide to enhancing habitats for wildlife conservation in rural environments

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Bennett AF; Kimber SL; Ryan PA
  • Publisher: Environment Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642547122
  • Country: Australia

Revegetation is an important and urgent issue in natural resources management in Australia, and there is a growing awareness of the need for extensive revegetation to counter environmental problems arising from the loss of native vegetation, including the decline in biodiversity. This guide is the culmination of a project to identi ....

Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Australia. Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1740371690
  • Country: Australia

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road transport and water. This report exam ....

Role of local institutions in formulating climate change adaptation strategies for a low water future: A public policy perspective

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Ananda, Jayanath
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the role of local institutions in supporting climate change adaptation action from a public policy perspective. While certain adaptation actions will provide public benefits, many others will offer private benefits. The paper argues that adaptation investments and assigning the adaptation responsibility across various actors s ....

Rural and regional Australia: change, challenge and capacity

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mission Australia. Research and Social Policy Unit
  • Publisher: Mission Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1875357203
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines non-metropolitan disadvantage in the framework of five key areas: economic capital; institutional capital; social capital; human capital; and natural capital. Through analysis of a range of issues including population, health, education, employment and environment, the report identifies and describes some of the ....

Rural Households in a Changing Climate

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Javier E. Baez, Dorothy Kronick, Andrew D. Mason
  • Journal Name: Policy Research Working Paper
  • Journal Number: 6326
  • Publisher: The World Bank

This paper argues that climate change poses two distinct, if related, sets of challenges for poor rural households: challenges related to the increasing frequency and severity of weather shocks and challenges related to long-term shifts in temperature, rainfall patterns, water availability and other environmental factors. Within this framework, t ....

Rural Workers and Environmentally Sustainable Livelihoods in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Helen Masterman-Smith
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Many nations claim to be pursuing a ‘green growth' model in response to global economic and climate crises including ambitious green jobs projections. The rural dimension of this issue requires closer attention. This article draws on secondary sources and Australian Bureau of Statistics data to critically analyse green jobs projections based on ....

Scenarios involving future climate and water extraction: ecosystem states in the estuary of Australia's largest river

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rebecca E. Lester, Peter G. Fairweather, Ian T. Webster and Rebecca A. Quin
  • Journal Name: Ecological Applications
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 5
  • Publisher: Ecological Society of America
  • ISBN: 10510761

Management of natural resources, particularly water, increasingly requires that likely benefits of particular actions (e.g., allocating an environmental flow) are quantified in advance. Therefore, new techniques are required that enable those potential benefits to be objectively compared among competing options for management (e.g., compared to a ....

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