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  • Australia21 - algae under microscope
    Senator Janet Rice hosts Australia21 algal farming roundtable
    Posted: November 11, 2016

    Greens Senator Janet Rice today hosted and participated in an Australia21 roundtable on the potential role of algal farming in contributing to solutions to a range of issues facing Australia including food security, fuel security and water degradation.

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  • Climate emergency declaration – Australia21 Directors sign open letter
    Posted: June 24, 2016

    Australia21 Directors, Paul Barratt (Chair) and Ian Dunlop, are two initial signatories amongst more than 20 prominent Australians and others who have signed the Climate Emergency Declaration calling on Parliament […]

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  • Australia21 Director Ian Dunlop calls on women to step up on climate change
    Posted: April 9, 2015

    A21 Director Ian Dunlop on climate change – risk and opportunity:
    Sensible climate policy has been dismantled, replaced with token gestures. Unfortunately, the evidence is piling up, along with the economic cost of extreme weather events, to the point where continued denialism is simply economic illiteracy.In the national interest, emergency action is long overdue.The changes needed will require unprecedented co-operation, and statesmanship of the highest order. It is too much to expect the male-dominated, eminence-grise of the incumbency to rise to the occasion, but women might.

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  • Bob Douglas presents at the launch of the new book “Climate Change and Global Health”, Edited by Colin Butler
    Posted: January 15, 2015

    On the 9th December 2014, Australia21 Director, Professor Bob Douglas presented at the University of Canberra as a guest speaker for the launch of the new book “Climate Change and Global Health” Edited by Colin Butler. The book comprises 30 chapters, and brings together the work of 56 authors from 19 countries.

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  • Ian Dunlop responds to Maurice Newman’s “global cooling”
    Posted: August 18, 2014

    Read Australia21 Director Ian Dunlop’s response to the government’s chief business adviser, Maurice Newman, who postulated that the world may face risks associated with ‘global cooling’.

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  • Australia21 Director Bob Douglas writes for See-Change on sustainability curriculum
    Posted: January 21, 2014

    Australia21 Director Bob Douglas also works with the ACT See-Change group on a schools based program on sustainability. His article on 21 January in The Age and The Canberra Times refers to curriculum materials developed in the ACT. These can be found on the SEE-Change website at

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