Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Victorian Climate Action Calendar

relates to Bullet No. 2



From Monique de Cortis, the Victorian Climate Action Calendar


Dear all,


Attached is The Victorian Climate Action Calendar covering events between 19 Oct and 28 Nov 2012, and below:


·       WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? CSIRO Blog
·        400 NEW SPECIES ADDED TO THE IUCN RED LIST OF SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION
·        BIOSECURITY BILL 2012 Protecting Australia from invasive species - Submissions closing 24 October 
·       INTERACTIVE MAP OF GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION

Regards, Monique



THE IUCN RED LIST OF SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION   http://www.iucnredlist.org/  is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. At the recent global conference at which 70 environment ministers met, more than 400 plants and animals were added to the list.

EXPLAINER: WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? - CSIRO Blog
All of us need to breathe, drink and eat. These are all benefits that are fundamentally provided by biodiversity. Biodiversity collectively describes the vast array of approximately 9 million unique living organisms (including Homo sapiens) that inhabit the earth, together with the interactions amongst them. The concept includes every species of bacteria, virus, plant, fungi, and animal, as well as the diversity of genetic material within each species. It also encompasses the diverse ecosystems the species make up and the ongoing evolutionary processes that keep them functioning and adapting. Find out why we can’t get by without it, why biodiversity is in decline, and what we can do about it. http://csironewsblog.com/tag/climate-change/

 

BIOSECURITY BILL 2012 - protecting Australia from invasive species Submissions closing 24 October 
Soon one of Australia's most important environmental laws, Biosecurity Bill 2012, will be introduced into Parliament, but important changes are needed to ensure it protects our natural world from invasive species.  Submissions are due by Wednesday, October 24, so make sure you have your say, much is at stake. A website for submissions on the ISC website -http://www.invasives.org.au/page.php?nameIdentifier=biosecuritybill2012 and on that page you will also find a print friendly submission guide - http://www.invasives.org.au/documents/file/subguide_Biosecurity_Bill_2012.pdf
INTERACTIVE MAP OF GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION  a little less conversation, a little more action
The Climate Institute has developed the Climate Action Map to provide an overview of action taking place around the world. http://globalclimateactionmap.climateinstitute.com.au/#/criteria


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