Climate action is the key to Australia achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Australia will join the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.
National Landcare Programme. There are no further opportunities for funding under the program. 20 million trees are being planted by 2020 to deliver real environmental benefits at the local level.
What is the 20 Million Trees Program? The Australian Government is working with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020, to re-establish green corridors and urban forests. The Program involved competitive grants, delivered by individuals and organisations, and larger-scale plantings, delivered by service providers.
The 20 Million Trees Program is part of the national stream of the National Landcare Program, and has four strategic objectives: 20 million trees – 20 million trees and associated understorey planted by 2020. The 20 Million Trees Program complements and aligns with other Australian Government environmental initiatives, such as the work of the Threatened Species Commissioner (link is external). 20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round Three Grant funding of $4 million was approved for 52 projects. Londonderry. Urban Heat Climate Change Impact Snapshot.
SubPlan HeatWave 20111101. Heatwaves Climate Change Impact Snapshot. People most at risk - Beat the Heat. Everyone needs to take care in hot weather but some people are at higher risk of heat illness, especially if they live alone or are socially isolated.
The following people are most at risk: People who are: over the age of 75infants and young childrenoverweight or obesepregnant or breastfeedingnot very mobilenot drinking enough waterliving by themselves or homelesssocially isolatedworking in a hot environment (for example labourers, gardeners, fire fighters)exercising vigorously in the heatPeople who have a chronic illness, for example*: heart diseasehigh blood pressurediabetescancer or kidney diseasemental illnessdementiaalcohol and other drug usePeople who have an acute illness such as: an infection with a fevergastroenteritis (diarrhoea and/or vomiting)People who take certain medications (please see a note on prescription medications). * These are only examples; there are many more conditions that may be affected in hot weather. Plan Melbourne refresh at a glance WEB FA R2. Australia rates rather poorly on UN Sustainable Development Goals « Antinuclear. Australia ranks 20th on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, The Conversation, John Thwaites July 21, 2016 Australia may be home to some of the world’s most liveable cities, but we have a long way to go to meet the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Australia ranks 20th in the world – well behind Canada and many European countries but ahead of the United States – according to a new index that compares different nations’ performance on the SDGs, which were adopted last September. Launched at this week’s United Nations SDG talks in New York, the index marks each country’s performance towards the 17 goals. These aim to put the world on a more sustainable economic, social and environmental path, and feature 169 targets to be met over the next 15 years in areas such as health, economic growth and climate action. Australia: good water, bad energy Like this: Like Loading... No comments yet. Australia can do much better than a rank of 20 on sustainable development goals. Measuring progress against the Sustainable Development Goals and implications for Australia - IOD PARC Australasia.
In September 2015 UN member states committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.
The 17 SDGs aim to build on what was achieved under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2000-2015. They aim to eradicate extreme poverty and ensure sustainable (economic, social and environmental) development. This agenda is incredibly ambitious. Where the MDGs focused on improving the livelihoods of the poorest and most vulnerable in developing countries, the SDGs apply to all member states. Developing countries will continue efforts to improve outcomes in areas such as extreme poverty, health and education. The estimated financial cost required to achieve all SDG targets by participating countries varies considerably. Reaching agreement on global development targets is a remarkable achievement in itself. Sustainable Development Goals. Global goals to combat poverty, inequality and climate change We’ll be in touch soon with next steps you can take.
Tell your friends you’re playing your part in building a fairer future for all! In September 2015, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to pledge their support for a new set of global goals to combat poverty and protect the planet. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 new global goals that chart a pathway from 2015 to 2030 for every nation to: Address poverty, hunger and malnutritionTackle inequality and build more inclusive, peaceful societies and economies for allCombat climate change and protect the planetAddress gender inequality and stop all forms of violence against women and girls The goals come after global talks between governments, organisations, businesses and people like you to agree the key challenges that need to be addressed for a better world by 2030. Take Action Learn More Share. Tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development final. Australia ranks 20th on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Australia may be home to some of the world’s most liveable cities, but we have a long way to go to meet the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).