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Yunus Center How much Australia emits Australia's net emissions across all sectors, including emissions from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), totalled 576.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2-e) in 2008. Emissions fell off sharply in that year due to the global financial crisis, but have otherwise followed a steady upward trend. The energy sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, comprising 72.3 per cent of net emissions. This proportion is less than in many countries due to the relatively large contribution from the agriculture and land use, land use change and forestry sectors to Australia's total emissions. The industrial processes and waste sectors are relatively minor sources. Carbon dioxide equivalent, CO2-e, provides the basis for comparing the warming effect of different greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced by the combustion of any carbon-containing substance. Of course, CO2 is not the only greenhouse gas, another is methane. 15 November, 2010

Ashoka U | Catalyzing social innovation in higher education Yunus Centre 4613.0 - Australia's Environment: Issues and Trends, Jan 2010 This document was added 02/05/2010. CLIMATE CHANGE IN AUSTRALIAWhat is climate change?Australia's greenhouse gas emissionsReducing our greenhouse gas emissionsImpacts and adaptationSummaryEndnotes Climate change is a global problem with global consequences. Warmer-than-average temperatures are being recorded across the world. Glaciers and polar ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), released its fourth assessment report in 2007. In Australia and internationally, there has been an increasing focus on the issue of climate change and the demand for credible statistics and information has grown accordingly. What is climate change? Globally, there is evidence of climate change, including increases in air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising sea levels (Endnote 6). The Greenhouse Effect

PLATO PLATO is een intensief ondersteuningsproject voor kmo-bedrijfsleiders, gebaseerd op het peterschapsprincipe. PLATO wil: De ervaringsuitwisseling mogelijk maken tussen kmo's in vaste groepen. De overdracht bevorderen van management know-how naar kmo-verantwoordelijken vanuit externe experten en/of deelnemers zelf met expertise in bepaalde vakgebieden en/of kaderleden uit de peterbedrijven. De netwerking tussen grote en kleine bedrijven, en tussen kleine ondernemingen onderling, stimuleren waarbij informatie, contacten en opportuniteiten een hoofdrol spelen. Deze drie doelstellingen kaderen in de hoofddoelstelling van PLATO: PLATO wil het kmo-bedrijfsbeleid helpen professionaliseren door het verbeteren van de managementvaardigheden van de kmo-bedrijfsleiders. Van de deelnemers wordt verwacht dat ze aan de volgende voorwaarden voldoen: tussen de 1 en 250 werknemers in dienst hebben; de opstartfase achter de rug hebben; kwantitatief of kwalitatief willen groeien.

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