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Dr Mark Diesendorf has a new book, 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change'. The book shows that we now have the technologies to make the transition away from polluting fossil fuels to sustainable energy, namely the efficient use of renewable energy sources. The rapid growth of sustainable energy has triggered a backlash from vested interests to cast doubt on the benefits of the transition. One of the key contributions of the book is busting the myths that renewable energy deniers are disseminating. It also sets out the policies needed to drive the transition to sustainable energy.
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Interview here with Philip Adams, Radio National, Late Night Live 5th February 2014
READ MORE: for Australian tour dates for Dr.Diesendorf's new book
The Centre for Sustainability Leadership (CSL) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to train 20,000 sustainability leaders by 2020. Each year it runs a 7-month Fellowship Program for potential sustainability leaders. At the graduation ceremony of CSL's 2013 Fellowship Program at the Sydney Opera House, the award of Sustainability Leader was conferred on A/Prof. Mark Diesendorf.
The Institute introduced a leading UK scholar on the governance of science and innovation, Dr. Andy Stirling, at a ‘theory-meets-practice’ event on 27 November 2013 with audience from Randwick Council and the UNSW community. Dr. Stirling's talk referred to the 1987 UN Brundtland Report that codified the key aims of sustainable development through global governance as “meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (SEE THE PDF)
ENROL NOW! in Applying the science of climate change impacts, the first of three modules in the LEARNING TO ADAPT Climate Change Adaptation Training offered by the EIANZ and OEH NSW (see PROGRAM here) Enrolments close 21st February 2014.
Dr Jacqueline Hicks presents her PhD thesis: Do we really understand why we travel around our cities the way we do? Is it a well thought out, measured decision, or are we travelling on a whim, a feeling or a desire to be normal, or do we just travel that way because we know we can? While traditionally transport planners base their models on rational decision making with the main variables being cost and time, the thesis attempts to provide a broader basis to understand mode of transport choice and plan for more sustainable urban transport. SEE PDF
The first official launch of Mark Diesendorf's new book 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change', will take place at Gleebooks in Sydney on Wed 12 Feb 2014, 6 for 6:30 pm.
Bookings essential or phone 02 9660 2333 or email: email@example.com
Come and join the live discussion. Location: 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney.