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Environment & Sustainability Strategy 2042 (final)

MBRC's Environment & Sustainability Strategy 2042 (final)

Submission to MBRC's draft Environment & Sustainability Strategy 2042

MoretonCAN’s response to MBRC’s draft Environment & Sustainability Strategy

A Life on Our Planet : my witness statement and a vision for the future

Sir David Attenborough, reflecting on his life's work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future.

Attenborough, David

2040 : A Handbook for the Regeneration

Gameau shows us that climate change is a practical problem that can be tackled by each of us, one small step at a time, and that we can make a genuine difference - if we know what to do.

Gameau, Damon

Resources

Latest reports, podcasts, infographics and myth busting guides.

Climate Council

Climate Poll 2021

Report on the results of a nationally representative survey on attitudes to climate change.

Lowy Institute

Climate scientists warn global heating means Australia facing more catastrophic storms and floods

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (February 2022) says climate effects expected to be more severe than initially predicted.

The Guardian

All research reports

Beyond Zero Emissions

Brisbane 2032 Climate Positive Games

Brisbane 2032 is committed to delivering a climate positive Olympic and Paralympic Games, creating lasting benefits to the climate and community and accelerating the transition to zero net emissions.

Queensland Government: Queensland Climate Action

CO2 Emissions Snapshot Profiles in Australia

CO2 emissions profiles for Australian municipalities and regions

Snapshot

Organisational environmental sustainability reporting

2020-21 report on snapshot of council’s environmental sustainability performance.

Sunshine Coast Council

IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster

Analysis: IPCC spells out what’s needed to avert climate disaster.
What does the IPCC report say?

The Guardian

Smart Solutions to Supercharge Queensland

Report shows the opportunities Queensland has to create jobs, build community resilience, and position the state as a leader in renewable energy and clean industry.

Queensland Climate Council

Evidence Based Action Planning

Local government and sustainability experts determine how a “fair share” of the national carbon budget is distributed to Australian councils.

Ironbark Sustainability

UN offers new solutions to limit global warming

Presents a range of solutions that, if applied immediately, could limit global warming, some of which have not been part of previous versions.

Brisbane Times

Climate information, projections, tools and data

Climate change projections for regions of Australia with applicability across all sectors.

Climate Change in Australia

GHG Protocol for Cities

An accounting and reporting standard for cities.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Surviving the Climate Crisis: Australian Perspectives and Solutions

This is the first textbook to adopt an integrated perspective of climate change in Australia, drawing on research from the latest IPCC Sixth Assessment Reports to make it the most up-to-date resource available. It fills a knowledge gap in an ever more critical topic for the country, and its people, economy and environment.

Here’s how to demolish the most common excuses for climate crisis apathy

Every one of us now has a duty to do something, if not for ourselves then for the survival of future generations.

The Guardian

What is the circular economy?

The 3 practical principles of a circular economy.

Coreo

6 eco-neighbourhoods to discover in Europe

How can the issues of sustainable development be integrated into urban planning? From London and Fribourg to Grenoble and Stockholm, six eco-neighborhood projects illustrate — through their diversity — that there are several ways to address this critical issue.

Renault Group

Council and community Action in the Climate Emergency

CACE is campaigning to get councils to declare a climate emergency and move into emergency mode.

CACE

The Climate Book

Writers and activists including Thomas Piketty, Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben suggest positive steps we can take now.

Thunberg, Greta (ed)

LGA: Climate emergency: Invest in councils to green retrofit over 1,000 homes a day

From decarbonising building stock, reducing the number of car journeys and delivering clean energy projects, councils have influence over a third of emissions from their areas and have a pivotal role to play in addressing the climate emergency.

Moreton Bay
2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Report outlining the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire municipality.

Snapshot

The councils leading the charge on climate change to reach net zero emissions by 2030

Local councils have taken the fight against climate change into their own hands.

ABC

Science-derived targets for Australian local government

Councils around Australia are setting science-derived targets based on the carbon budget to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees. This website has resources to explain what it means and provide you with your free carbon budget for your council.

Science Derived Targets Working Group

IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

Report (February 2022) says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a livable future is closing.

The Guardian

Climate Emergency Declaration & Mobilisation In Action

CEDAMIA campaigns for a Climate Emergency Declaration at all levels of government. It also campaigns for state and territory governments to ban new climate-damaging projects via the No More Bad Investments (NMBI) campaigns, and for local councils to implement Climate Emergency plans.

CEDAMIA

Connected Living, Sustainable Living

In these communities, residents work co-operatively, make decisions, and take control of their own energy, water and food as they work towards ecological sustainability, social prosperity and economic viability.

Eco Villages Australia

About Climate Action Network Australia

Support for actions to protect people from climate change, to safeguard our natural environment, and to build a fair, clean, healthy Australia for everyone.

Climate Action Network Australia

Blueprint For Living - The Australian nightmare: western Sydney's urban heat

The confluence of geography and development, bad planning and accelerating global warming has made western Sydney an increasingly dangerous place to live; and the problem is being replicated in cities around the country.

ABC

Regional Economic Development Strategy 2020-2041

Be involved in REDS, a long-term economic direction for the Moreton Bay region.

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Says

A major community engagement program to inform planning and decision-making, including climate and environment.

Moreton Bay Regional Council

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2021

Short and easily accessible update on the climate emergency.

BioScience

The Climate Cure : solving the climate emergency in the era of COVID-19

Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia's prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not been perfect, it has saved tens of thousands of lives. But for decades, governments have ignored, ridiculed or understated the advice of scientists on how to address climate change.

Flannery, Tim

Your Home and Living Guidelines

Created in collaboration with local architects, designers, builders and developers who support climate smart and improved built form and urban design outcomes in Moreton Bay, the guidelines provide simple, visual tips to make it easy for anyone building a home.

Your home and living guidelines

Flood-smart buildings, next generation homes, and climate smart living guidelines

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Emissions Gap Report 2020 - Executive Summary

Assesses the gap between estimated future global GHG emissions if countries implement their climate mitigation pledges and those aligned with the Paris Agreement.

UN Environment Programme

Moreton Bay Regional Council is a Power Partner

MBRC's specific commitments to Cities Power Partnership pledges

Cities Power Partnership

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