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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic


Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

Sunset at the rowing pond

World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]

  1., p.6, January 2012
  2., 14 January 2012
  3., 1/11/12
  4., January 2012
  5., Jan. 03, 2012


Wherein I wake up on Mars Red dust storm engulfs Sydney, Australia, September 23 [1] topic

  • Australian Government will invest:$1.6 billion in solar technologies, including new funding of $1.365 billion in a Solar Flagships program, May 12 [4] The Solar Flagships program will aim to create an additional 1,000 MW of solar generation capacity. This ambitious target is three times the size of the largest solar energy project currently operating anywhere in the world. topic
  • Government delaying the introduction of Australia's proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (emissions trading system), by one year to 1 July 2011, May 4 [5] topic
  • What will global warming look like? Scientists point to Australia, April 9 [6] topic
  • Southern Australia feels the heat, January 28 [8] Residents of south-eastern Australia are being warned to expect the worst heatwave in a century. Temperatures went up to 45.5C (114F) in Adelaide, its hottest day in 70 years. topic

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News Australia 2011 - 2009 and 2010 - 2008 - 2007 and 2006


  1. wikinews, September 23, 2009
  2. Bundy on Tap, Jluy 8, 2009
  3. greenlivingpedia, June 13, 2009
  4. Australian Government,May 12, 2009
  5. Prime Minister of Australia, May 4, 2009
  6. Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2009
  7. Global Voices Online, February 9
  8. BBC news, January 28
  9. Environment East Gippsland, Media release, January 28

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