Hot and bothered: our health under climate change

From Ecos Magazine, 10 July 2014: As citizens living in a developed economy, we have a certain level of control over our health. Most of us have access to medicines, treatments and health services designed to cure our ills, or at least minimise pain. We also have access to information about dietary and lifestyle choices Continue reading Hot and bothered: our health under climate change

Environmental law reform: how much is too much?

From Ecos magazine, 18 February 2013: Would reform of Australia’s key environmental law – referred to by industry as ‘cutting green tape’– safeguard our natural resources for current and future generations, or put them at higher risk? After Australia introduced the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, the Australian, state and territory governments Continue reading Environmental law reform: how much is too much?

Indonesia’s peatlands a testground for REDD+

From Ecos magazine, June 2012: Once home to one of the world’s largest unbroken stretches of tropical peatlands, Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan region has suffered badly from environmental mismanagement in recent years. Its devastated peatlands are now the focus of an Australian–Indonesian restoration effort that is using the region as a demonstration project for reducing global Continue reading Indonesia’s peatlands a testground for REDD+