Monthly Archives: November 2011

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Graduation Ceremony Speaker

Professor Deo Prasad is delivering his Address entitled ” Challenges of Practice in a Low Carbon Future” to the engineering and BE graduates at the 2011 Graduation Ceremony.

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Zero Energy Buildings

Professor Deo Prasad from UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment on the technological, social and political initiatives that will lead to buildings with a minimal carbon footprint.

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World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability

In this report, the WBGU explains the reasons for the desperate need for a post-fossil economic strategy, yet it also concludes that the transition to sustainability is achievable, and presents ten concrete packages of measures to accelerate the imperative restructuring. If the transformation really is to succeed, we have to enter into a social contract for innovation, in the form of a new kind of discourse between governments and citizens, both within and beyond the boundaries of the nation state. 

For a full report, please download from the following link:

http://www.wbgu.de/en/flagship-reports/fr-2011-a-social-contract

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Top five environmental concerns for nations

Ipsos has conducted an online omnibus survey 2nd -14th February 2011. Respondents were asked what are the three most important environmental issues facing your country today?

It is interesting to see how countries differ.

http://www.slideshare.net/IpsosMORI/key-environmental-concerns-by-nation-ipsos

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Sustainable urban and building solutions from Finland

Download from here:

http://www.sitra.fi/julkaisut/Esitteet/2011/World_class_sustainable_solutions_from_Finland.pdf

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State of Australian Cities 2011

Residents of Australia’s major cities are using less electricity, leaving their car in garage more often in favour of catching public transport, producing less household waste and raising children who are staying at home until an older age.

Those are a few of the trends detailed in the State of Australian Cities 2011 report which has been released recently.  This latest report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the progress and performance of the nation’s 18 biggest cities.

You can download the report from the link below:

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au

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