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The emerging role of Australia in using adaptive management for developing built environment and sustainable architecture innovations as a contribution to stabilising the planet

Baverstock, G and Parker, I. (2009) The emerging role of Australia in using adaptive management for developing built environment and sustainable architecture innovations as a contribution to stabilising the planet. In: Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007, 18 - 21 September, Beijing, China pp. 204-208.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75997-3_32
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Abstract

The built environment is severely affecting the Earth’s ecology. If we continue to pursue our immediate comfort and interests, we will consign future generations to a world that we would not want to live in.

CO2 levels are still rising. The last time CO2 reached current levels (Eocene), sea levels were 30–100m above present. Temperatures and sea levels are rising. Storms are increasing in frequency and intensity.

To move forward effectively we must have a credible process that explores all options that reduce greenhouse emissions. A transparent systemic learning process, total accounting and adaptive model based scenario building are needed to guide reduction of built form impact on Global warming.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Research Institute for Sustainable Energy
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14544
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