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Report/Oceans: Stocking Up: Securing Our Marine Economy

Report/Oceans: Stocking Up: Securing Our Marine Economy | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Introducing CPD’s first Sustainable Economy Report
Our oceans are often out of sight, but that doesn’t mean they should be out of mind. Australia is surrounded by a vast wealth of oceans. We have the world’s third largest marine estate. We have the highest marine biodiversity in the world. Our marine economy supports thousands of regional jobs through commercial fishing, marine tourism and recreational fishing. Yet official accounts record only a fraction of the real, long-term value of our oceans.

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Australia/Carbon Tax: Australian carbon tax plan goes to parliament

Australia/Carbon Tax: Australian carbon tax plan goes to parliament | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, has introduced her government's controversial carbon tax plans into parliament in a third attempt to legislate a price on pollution.
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