Resetting the Compass: Australia's Journey Towards Sustainability
Edition Updated ed.
OverviewWinner of the Australian Geography Teacher's Association 2002 Award in the "Geography teaching source material" category . Resetting the Compass: Australia's Journey Towards Sustainability Updated Edition sets out Australia's environmental problems in their global context and explains what is now needed to fix them. It also illustrates how ecological sustainability can be achieved together with economic, social and cultural sustainability. The book examines the pressures on our environment from population growth, consumption patterns and technological change. The specific actions needed to deal with each of the problems identified are described in detail. This Updated Edition includes: New assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. New figures related to Australia's emissions from the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. New assessments of current conditions and trends from the National Land and Water Audit. Latest estimates of the volume of vegetation clearing and new information on wind farms. This book is essential reading for politicians and public servants; business leaders and managers; environmentalists; academics and students in environmental courses; and all those interested in environmental issues.
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