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Ten Commitments Revisited

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Ten Commitments Revisited

Securing Australia's Future Environment

Edited by:
David Lindenmayer   Research Professor at The Fenner School of the Environment and Society
Stephen Dovers   Director, Fenner School of Environment and Society
Steve Morton   CSIRO

Photographs, Line Art
352 pages, 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing


    Paperback - 2014
ISBN: 9781486301676 - AU $ 49.95

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What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia’s leading environmental thinkers have written provocative chapters on what must be done to tackle Australia's environmental problems – in terms of policies, on-ground actions and research. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the 10 key tasks that need to be addressed in a given field, and then each issue is discussed in more detail.

Chapters are grouped into ecosystems, sectors and cross-cutting themes. Topics include: deserts, rangelands, temperate eucalypt woodlands, tropical savanna landscapes, urban settlements, forestry management , tropical and temperate marine ecosystems, tropical rainforests, alpine ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, coasts, islands, soils, fisheries, agriculture, mining, grazing, tourism, industry and manufacturing, protected areas, Indigenous land and sea management, climate change, water, biodiversity, population, human health, fire, energy and more.

Ten Commitments Revisited is a 'must read' for politicians, policy makers, decision makers, practitioners and others with an interest in Australia’s environment.

 
 

 

What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia’s leading environmental thinkers have written provocative chapters on what must be done to tackle Australia's environmental problems – in terms of policies, on-ground actions and research. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the 10 key tasks that need to be addressed in a given field, and then each issue is discussed in more detail.

Chapters are grouped into ecosystems, sectors and cross-cutting themes. Topics include: deserts, rangelands, temperate eucalypt woodlands, tropical savanna landscapes, urban settlements, forestry management , tropical and temperate marine ecosystems, tropical rainforests, alpine ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, coasts, islands, soils, fisheries, agriculture, mining, grazing, tourism, industry and manufacturing, protected areas, Indigenous land and sea management, climate change, water, biodiversity, population, human health, fire, energy and more.

Ten Commitments Revisited is a must read for politicians, policy makers, decision makers, practitioners and others with an interest in Australia’s environment.

 

 These chapters are the first 'port-of-call' for those tackling a new topic in policy or those who want to see a brief overview of the key tasks that need to be addressed in a given field.
  • Chapter authors are the key leaders of major fields
  • All major themes of the nation's environment are tackled
  • Chapters are short, direct and to the point
  • A concise, dot point '10 things list' for a rapid overview
  • The book is ordered according to key areas of interest: key ecosystems, key sectors, cross-cutting themes
 

 List of contributors
Acknowledgements
A new iteration of 10 commitments – recommendations for policy change and action on environmental management

PART 1 - Ecosystems
1 Deserts
2 Rangelands
3 Temperate eucalypt woodlands
4 Tropical savanna landscapes
5 Urban settlements
6 Forests, forestry and forest management
7 Tropical marine systems
8 Temperate marine systems
9 Australian tropical forests
10 Alpine ecosystems
11 Freshwater ecosystems
12 Coasts
13 Islands
14 Australian soils
PART 2 Sectors
15 Fisheries
16 Australian agriculture
17 Mining
18 Grazing
19 Tourism
20 Industry and manufacturing
21 Protected areas
PART 3 Cross-cutting themes
22 Indigenous land and sea management
23 Climate change
24 Managing Australia’s environment in the Anthropocene
25 Water
26 Biodiversity
27 The private sector
28 Population
29 Human health
30 Landscape fires
31 Disaster risk reduction
32 Energy
33 Policy and institutional reform for ecologically sustainable development
PART 4 Synthesis and overview
34 Synthesis and overview
Index
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 Policy makers
Anyone with an interest in the Australian environment
University courses, especially environmental science courses
 

 David Lindenmayer is Professor of Ecology at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2013–2018).

Stephen Dovers is Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society, an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University.

Steve Morton is an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Alice Springs. He is an ecologist with a long-standing interest in desert Australia.

Contributors: Jon Altman, Derek Ball, Nicholas Bax, Max Bourke, Naomi Brown, Ralf Buckley, Andrew A. Burbidge, Alan Butler, Geoffrey J. Cary, Beverley Clarke, Michael Douglas, Stephen Dovers, Barney Foran, A. Malcolm Gill, Brendan Gleeson, Ken Green, Warwick Gullett, John Handmer, Quentin Hanich, Richard J. Hobbs, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Lesley Hughes, Karen Hussey, Joanne L. Isaac, Sue Jackson, Richard Kingsford, Neil Lazarow, Duncan Leadbitter, Ian Lowe, Alistair McIlgorm, Fiona McKenzie, Neil J. McKenzie, Phil McManus, Anthony J. McMichael, Gavin M. Mudd, Sue Ogilvy, Hugh P. Possingham, Richard Price, Suzanne M. Prober, Ian Pulsford, Glenn Sant, Brett R. Scheffers, Michael H. Smith, Timothy F. Smith, Jonathan Sobels, Mark Stafford Smith, Will Steffen, John Williams, Stephen E. Williams, John Woinarski and Graeme Worboys.

 

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