This paper considers the impacts of logging in forests on the quantity and quality of water available for users. It also considers the economic implications of the effect of logging on water yields and water quality and the lessons for policy makers.
This paper is designed for Landcare participants and policy-makers and outlines some economic approaches to land-use decision-making that could be used to evaluate Landcare.
The National Greenhouse Response Strategy agreed between the Commonwealth and the States has failed to make any impact on Australiaï¿½s greenhouse gas emissions. After two years of its operation, there is no evidence that even one tonne of carbon emissions has been saved as a result of the NRGS and Australia's excess of emissions over the target of the Framework Convention on Climate Change is likely to be far greater than has been admitted by the Commonwealth Government. This paper suggests nine key elements of a moderate but effective national greenhouse response strategy.
This study, prepared for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, is an analysis of the structure and causes of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia compared to a number of other OECD countries. The principal result to emerge from the statistical analysis is that Australia's emissions of greenhouse gases are very high compared to other OECD countries. Total emissions per unit of GDP in 1990 were 1.92 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per US$1000 of GDP. The equivalent figure for the USA was 1.04 and for Canada 0.99. The results of this study suggest that equal policy emphasis should be placed on non-energy emissions.
The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and Chairman of the Executive of the International Commission of Jurists and Professor Max Nuetze, Inaugural Chair, at the public launch of the Australia Institute on May 4th 1994, Brassey Hotel Canberra.