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EI members head to Marrakech Climate Change Conference

Governments from around the world will descend in Marrakech this week for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to tackle the issue of climate change. The Marrakech Climate Change Conference brings together the world’s governing bodies to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. The central focus of the conference is […]

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Mike Young new Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University

Mike Young, founding Environment Insitute Executive Director, will today be announced as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University for next year. The Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University was established in 1976 through a grant by the Australian Government, in recognition of the American Bicentenary, to further […]

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Farewell from Mike Young

Three years I took on the challenge of setting up the Environment Institute. Over the years that I have been doing this, I have missed the opportunity to do the policy research that I love. A new opportunity to pursue this research agenda has emerged and I have decided to seize it. Early in the […]

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Environment Institute Members get involved with Earth Station

Attending WOMAD Earth Station this Friday, Saturday and Sunday? Make sure you get along and hear Environment Institute members presenting as part of the sustainability program for this year’s festival. Environment Institute members involved are: Our Executive Director, Mike Young, will be hosting a session 1pm on Saturday in the University of Adelaide Pavillion called […]

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The Big Challenges for Economics

In an era of economic challenges, a forum providing an opportunity for analysis of the state of the economy, and highlighting the key economic challenges facing Australia over the forthcoming one to two years and into the medium term, is a much anticipated event. The Australian Economic Forum, an initiative of the Economics Society of […]

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Professor Mike Young’s Presentation at World Water Week

Professor Mike Young, Executive Director of the Environment Institute, recently spoke at the World Water Week conference in Stockholm. A green economy is essentially an economy that really invests in looking after the environment by putting money into the environment. The work is revealing. In fact, you can have faster economic growth and development. To […]

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WOMAD Earth Station – New Acts Announced

WOMAD’s new festival – Earth Station – has announced further acts. An opportunity to receive and transmit ideas, issues and solutions towards a more sustainable planet, this innovative event melds the intellectual and cultural energies of leading scientific minds with a performance program featuring some of the world’s most accomplished and diverse musicians. The festival […]

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How green should our economy be?

Following is a post from Professor Mike Young, Executive Director, Environment Institute University of Adelaide, who we invited to be a guest blogger as part of World Water Week. I write this blog as I fly to Stockholm to help launch the Water Component of a UNEP study on Green Economies. In Australia, the need […]

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Leadership in a Changing Climate – a free public forum on leadership and climate change

We are pleased to announce that Minister Penny Wong and Professor Mike Young – along with a panel of three more South Australian leaders – are participating in a free public forum on the complex and ‘wicked’ problem of climate change. Currently, we struggle to get our climate change discussion past immediate hip-pocket lines. In […]

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Adaptive Sustainable Diversion Limits create Murray Darling water incentives

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is about to release a draft plan for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. Mike Young from the Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide, and Jim McColl, Resource Economist, Adelaide, discuss how sustainable diversion limits are being defined so that there is ongoing incentive for all to continue to search for […]

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