Back to basics : breakthrough proposals for the Australian environment

Wescott, Geoff 2009, Back to basics : breakthrough proposals for the Australian environment, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, N.S.W.

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Title Back to basics : breakthrough proposals for the Australian environment
Author(s) Wescott, GeoffORCID iD for Wescott, Geoff
Publication date 2009
Total pages 95 p.
Publisher University of New South Wales Press
Place of Publication Sydney, N.S.W
Keyword(s) Australia
environmental impact
climate change
government policies
Summary In this book Dr Geoff Wescott proposes a new approach to environmental decision making. He suggests we move forward from relying solely on individual virtuous action to improve our environment. He argues that the time has come to get ʻback to basicsʼ: for governments to be decisive and courageous and make positive environmental decisions in the interests of their current and future constituents rather than continue to be locked into short term decision making at the beck and call of corporations and large political donors.
Notes Contents: 1 Introduction -- 2 Nature under siege -- 3 Water: whose problem is it? -- 4 Cities, coasts and community -- 5 Waste not, want not -- 6 Big picture, big solutions.

Published in association with Australia Policy Online,
ISBN 9781921410314
Language eng
Field of Research 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
HERDC collection year 2009
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