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"'The Natural Advantage of Nations' promises to be a work of inspiring impact, bringing together as it does leading thinkers from business, economics, technology, innovation and the environment to tackle the major challenge of the 21st Century - sustainability."
Dr Steve Morton, Group Chair, Environment and Natural Resources, CSIRO

The Natural Advantage of Nations (Vol. I): Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century



References from the Book

1. Raskin, P., Banuri, T., Gallopin, G., Gutman, P., Hammond, A., Kates, R. and Swart, R. (2002) Great Transition The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead: A Report of the Global Scenario Group, Stockholm Environment Institute.


2. WRI (World Resources Institute) (2000) World Resources: People and Ecosystems: The Fraying Web of Life, WRI, Washington, DC.


3. In the United Kingdom , the Blair Government published a report on how a 60 percent reduction in emissions might be achieved. Stating that the UK 'is likely to face increasingly demanding carbon reduction targets', it concluded: 'Credible scenarios for 2050 can deliver a 60 per cent cut in CO2 emissions, but large changes would be needed both in the energy system and in society'.


4. Turton, H., Ma, J., Saddler, H. and Hamilton, C. (2002) Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Scenarios A Pilot Study of How Australia can Achieve Deep Cuts in Emissions, The Australia Institute No 48.


5. Allen Consulting (2003) Sustainable Energy Jobs Report: A Report for the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, The Allen Consulting Group, Sydney. Economic studies previously had notoriously struggled to factor accurately in energy efficiency and demand management strategies. Hence these more recent studies are significant.


6. ABC News in Science (2001) Species on the Move Due to Global Warming, 6 September.


7. Bright, C. (2000) State of the World Report, Anticipating Environmental Surprise, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, Ch 2, pp22-38.


8. Myers, M. (1995) 'Environmental Unknowns', Science, vol 21, July; Myers, N. (1996a) 'Key Challenges for Biodiversity: Discontinuities and Synergisms', Biodiversity and Conservation, September.


9. Abramovitz, J. and Dunn, S. (1998) Record Year for Weather-Related Disasters, Press Release, 27 November, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC.


10. USGCRP (US Global Change Research Program) (1998) Origin, Incidence, and Implications of Amazon Fires, USGCRP Seminar, 30 March.


11. Gliessman, S. (1998) Agroecology: Ecological Processes in Sustainable Agriculture, Sleeping Bear Press, Michigan.


12. USGCRP (US Global Change Research Program) (1998) Origin, Incidence, and Implications of Amazon Fires, USGCRP Seminar, 30 March.


13. Tainter, J. (1988) The Collapse of Complex Societies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p133.


14. McNeill, W. (1975) Plagues and Peoples, Anchor/Doubleday, Garden City, NY, p131.


15. CSIRO (2001) Water Limit to Australia 's Economic Growth, CSIRO Media Release, Ref 2001/151, 20 June.


16. ACF (Australian Conservation Foundation) (2000) Natural Advantage: Blueprint for a Sustainable Australia, ACF, Melbourne, Ch 13