The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launches report on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development
07 December 2011
The City of Sydney's efforts to tackle climate change have been praised by the OECD.
The OECD report Climate Change, Employment and Local Development looked at how cities and regions are creating green jobs and developing a skilled workforce to meet the needs of a greener economy.
"The City of Sydney's Sustainable Sydney 2030 presents a bold and compelling vision for how this centrally located area will tackle climate change, global competition, transportation congestion, and half a dozen other major challenges over the next 20 years," the OECD report says.
Community Economic Development with Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
29 November 2011
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development and the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international not-for-profit organisation that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community. Dr. Sirolli has devoted his life to helping people who have a 'dream' to develop a business and shares examples of how people are successfully doing this by utilising his unique methodology.
Currently there are over 30,000 businesses from Sirolli Institute programs worldwide; and they have achieved an outstanding overall business sustainability rate of 80% (as measured over five years). Accompanying him is Australian Enterprise Facilitator Felix Ryan, of STARTTS sharing local stories of community economic development.
State of the City 2011 - Sustainable Sydney 2030
31 August 2011
The City of Sydney has the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of any government in Australia. Through Sustainable Sydney 2030, we are already delivering on that target.
In this podcast, ABC Radio's Adam Spencer hosts a forum where you will hear the Lord Mayor and Monica Barone, the City of Sydney's Chief Executive Officer, explain how we're closing in on the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of any Australian government, 70% by 2030 (on 2006 levels). You will also see an interesting presentation about our progress in the cultural and creative industries, transport, architecture, planning and economic development, and our night time economy policy.
Visit the Sustainable Sydney 2030 website.
Better Buildings Partnership
30 June 2011
The Sydney Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) is an alliance of the City of Sydney and 13 major organisations, which collectively own nearly 60 per cent of Sydney's CBD office space. It's the first time major property owners in Australia have come together to develop energy, water and waste systems to improve environmental performance precinct-wide.
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